Even the poem shows how large is his nature—its most careless utterance full of grandeur, its tamest of bold nobleness.
One can only picture him carrying a picnic basket in the tamest of scenery.
Romance with her bold fictions and splendid colouring inspired the tamest hearts with the love of adventure.
Solitary is the largest, rarest, tamest, and sweetest-voiced of the vireos.
So, if you will watch, you shall see a real wild turkey in the tamest old gobbler on the farm.
I do not know what it might have been in other days, but at present writing it is about the tamest place I know of.
One, possessing the tamest spirit ever put into man, might be expected to turn at the cruel insult you inflicted on Rupert.
They were the wildest of all wild fowl but have now taken on the tamest ways.
His wildest adventure will end in a restaurant, while the yokel's tamest adventure may end in a police-court.
Next to the chickadee, he is the tamest bird of the woodlands.
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.