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Wyld

[wahyld] /waɪld/
noun
1.
Henry Cecil Kennedy, 1870–1945, English lexicographer and linguist.
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  • It is for that obliging body, Mris Smith, that lives with Mr. Wyld.

  • Is, then, Wyld's great Globe only a plagiarism from Molenax?

  • It was placed in——'s bank by Mr. Wyld, whom, however, I deceived concerning it—I am now old enough in the school of hypocrisy.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The fruits brought forth; Wyld grapes: an heavy sight to a carefull husbandman, to haue noe better reward of his paynes.

    Diary of John Manningham John Manningham
  • And beholde, they raysed a Wyld beast, which with greate swyftnesse leapte ouer the nettes and ranne awaye with greate spede.

    The Palace of Pleasure William Painter
  • The Wyld, one of the first ships to be built, had made only two orbits before being destroyed.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • Observers stated that a cargo hatch had somehow swung open when the Wyld was only a thousand feet in the air.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • It was generally conceded that a more thorough preflight could have prevented the Wyld's immolation.

    Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
  • Perhaps Mr. Wyld's colossal globe will afford opportunities for simplifying these perplexities to the unlearned.

  • Professor Weekley interests us in philology no less than Professor Wyld, but he treads an entirely different path.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais

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