wild deed

wild deed

Also called a thin air deed,one which appears in the real estate records with a grantor who has never before had recorded title,usually to a grantee who is never heard of again.Unless the state has a statute voiding any claims under such a wild deed after a certain period of time,the effect is to so thoroughly cloud the title that a suit to quiet title will be necessary to bar any future claimants under the wild deed.

References in classic literature ?
We who walk the greenwood do many a wild deed, and the Lady Rowena's deliverance may be received as an atonement.
Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main.
Begun among the Texas oilfield roughnecks and boot and saddle makers, tales of Bob Wire and his larger than life adventures are filled with wild deeds, crazy stunts, and just plain showing off.