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an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

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a cruelly rapacious person

outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

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without official authorization

(of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive

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So the Woodman raised his axe, and as the Wildcat ran by he gave it a quick blow that cut the beast's head clean off from its body, and it rolled over at his feet in two pieces.
This funny tin man," she answered, "killed the Wildcat and saved my life.
SIX Wildcats Girls' football clubs have been established across the region to encourage more youngsters to get involved in the beautiful game.
Finding the purrfect match for Scottish wildcats is all in a day's work for David Barclay.
ROUND FIVE Sep 12 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Widnes Vikings (6pm) Sep 13 - Halifax RLFC v Leigh Centurions (3pm), Hull KR v Bradford Bulls (3pm), Salford Red Devils v Sheffield Eagles (3pm) ROUND SIX Sep 18 - Sheffield Eagles v Hull KR (7.
With the win, the Sydney Kings ended a 16-game losing streak to the Perth Wildcats.
The Wildcat Haven project aims to determine the number of these wildcats and eliminate the risk of interbreeding.
They say that disease and interbreeding with domestic and feral cats are among the main threats to numbers of pure-bred wildcats.
The Wildcats then conceded a spate of free throws which made the points safe for the Tigers, but it was a nervy evening for the reigning BBL champions.
WILDCATS are to be bred in English zoos and released into the Scottish wilderness in a bid to save them from extinction.
which is one rare sight, about as atypical as another recent happening in the desert -- coach Lute Olson hearing catcalls, the unkind variety, as his Arizona Wildcats were pounded on national television by North Carolina.
tall and will feature two adult wildcats guarding two kittens.
Porter stated, "NewsTalk 960 KKNT is proud to be the exclusive home in the Valley for UofA Wildcats football.
Fewer than 400 wildcats remain but the animals have been given a lifeline by experts who hope a simple blood test could help preserve them.
24 Washington, Arizona's Marcus Williams declared his Wildcats the Pacific-10 Conference's standard-bearer, an obvious slight toward defending conference champion UCLA.