wild·​ling | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-liŋ How to pronounce wildling (audio) \

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These experiments suggest the wildling mice could be a more accurate model of human immune responses in preclinical trials. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Could lab mice born to wild parents improve the search for human cures?," 1 Aug. 2019 Integrating the wildlings into laboratory settings, Rosshart says, could be relatively easy. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Could lab mice born to wild parents improve the search for human cures?," 1 Aug. 2019 In the season five finale, his failure to engage in politics (or address the concerns the men of the Night’s Watch have about letting the wildlings through the wall) quite literally gets him killed. Sarah Morse, Glamour, "Jon Snow's Biggest Mistakes on Game of Thrones," 30 Apr. 2019 But in real life, the stinkiest stuff on set was not wildlings or the smell of death but dragonglass. Amanda Sims, House Beautiful, "6 Insane Details From the Building of the "Battle of Winterfell" Set," 2 May 2019 With no gardener to guide them, the spindly wildlings form an impenetrable thicket of dark twigs with three-inch thorns. Adrian Higgins, The Seattle Times, "Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.," 17 Sep. 2018 The two met on the set of Game of Thrones in 2012, when Leslie played Ygritte, a wildling who falls in love with Harington’s character, Jon Snow. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Went From 'Game of Thrones' to Real-Life Couple," 22 June 2018 Similarly, her students, are merely a collection of insubordinate behaviors, untethered to any context beyond that of the familiar classroom story whose wildlings are transformed by inspirational pedagogy. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: Zapped by Lightning, a French Teacher Becomes ‘Mrs. Hyde’," 26 Apr. 2018 Along with Castle Black and the Shadow Tower, Eastwatch-by-the-Sea is one of only three manned castles left on the Wall, which Jon Snow mentions in a conversation with Orell the wildling back in Season 3. Chanel Vargas, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Eastwatch on Game of Thrones," 9 Aug. 2017

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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