Monday, December 5, 2011


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(b) Of animals: tame, companionable to man. As opposed to wild, e.g., ''Animals which are neither wild nor heimlich', etc. 'Wild animals ... that are trained to be heimlich and accustomed to men.' 'If these young creatures are brought up from early days among men they become quite heimlich, friendly' etc. - So also: 'It (the lamb) is so heimlich and eats out of my hand.' 'Nevertheless, the stork is a beautiful heimlich bird.'