from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who drives cattle with a bull-whack.


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  • I joined the Force, I ran across a bull-whacker on the Whoop Up trail, and he told me that the Double R had closed out.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • I know nearly every bull-whacker that freights out of Benton, and they're a pretty white bunch.

    Raw Gold A Novel

  • Nor was it long, catching their spirit, ere she was singing to them and teaching them quaint songs of early days which she had herself learned as a little girl from Cady -- Cady, the saloonkeeper, pioneer, and ax-cavalryman, who had been a bull-whacker on the Salt Intake Trail in the days before the railroad.

    Chapter 8

  • And you don't have to turn bull-whacker or mule-skinner either.

    Desert Dust

  • And in the vernacular I was a "mule-whacker" or even "mule-skinner" rather than a "bull-whacker," if there is any appreciable difference in rôle.

    Desert Dust

  • Limber Jim called for another drink and, with his cigar between his teeth, cracked his long bull-whacker whip.

    Lin McLean

  • "I'm glad you have let me be your friend, a hard-shelled bull-whacker like me."

    Vanguards of the Plains

  • "Do you need the defense of a bull-whacker of the plains against these things?"

    Vanguards of the Plains

  • But even in our best clothes, saved for the display at the end of the trail, we were uncouth compared to this young gentleman, and our tanned faces and hard brown hands bespoke the rough bull-whacker of the plains.

    Vanguards of the Plains

  • Plains since then, bull-whacker for the ox-teams that hauled the commerce of the West; cavalryman in hard-wearing Indian campaigns that defended the frontier; and merchant, giving measure for measure always, like that grand man who taught me the worth of business -- Esmond

    Vanguards of the Plains


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