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tame

1. Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.

2. Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless. Tame slaves of the laborious plow. (Roscommon)

3. Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.

Synonym: gentle, mild, meek. See Gentle.

Origin: AS. Tam; akin to D. Tam, G. Zahm, OHG. Zam, Dan. & Sw. Tam, Icel. Tamr, L. Domare to tame, Gr, Skr. Dam to be tame, to tame, and perhaps to E. Beteem. 61. Cf. Adamant, Diamond, Dame, Daunt, Indomitable.


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... created. Misunderstanding: When I talk about “traits”, I mean “hereditary characteristics” present in the population. For example coat colors in tame animals do not appear in the wild type population, so they are new. However, the GENES responsible for new traits ARE there. If I had to explain ...

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by Crucible
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:55 am
 
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Re: Re:

... created... Misunderstanding: When I talk about “traits”, I mean “hereditary characteristics” present in the population. For example coat colors in tame animals do not appear in the wild type population, so they are new. However, the GENES responsible for new traits ARE there. If I had to explain ...

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by Cat
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Evolution or De-evolution?

... as well, but they don’t… (http://www.terrierman.com/russianfoxfarmstudy.pdf) 2. Based on this study (above) I would conclude three things: a) Tame (along with other phenotypes) is recessive b) Aggressive is incomplete dominant c) Heterozygous is preferable in nature as the middle ground 3. ...

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by Cat
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals

Hello all, I am currently doing a paper for my university. I am wondering if it is possible to Surgically or Chemically tame a wild animal. I know that the amygdala controls fear and emotions, and that hormones also play an important role in behavior. I would like to know if any one ...

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by sweb
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:43 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals
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The Fiber Disease

Tam Tam, In your honor, I am buying a Tam: http://search.ebay.com/tam-hat_W0QQfkrZ1QQfnuZ1QQxpufuZx Tam in Dutch means tame, not wild. You softy~ skytroll

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by Skytroll
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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