wild as a Tuckernuck steer

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wild as a Tuckernuck steer (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Wild, reckless, harum-scarum.
    • 1942, Elizabeth Hollister Frost, This side of land: an island epic, page 89:
      [] and went hand over hand, a knife in his teeth — wild as a Tuckernuck steer, Fred was — out the line, cut away the lashings, []
    • 1961, Danger to windward, page 25:
      "Davy was born as wild as a Tuckernuck steer and time ain't chastened him none."
    • 2007, Michael Hite, The Last Boat, page 2:
      The shock of the frigid sea made my nerves wild as a Tuckernuck steer.