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  • n. A person who bunches.
  • n. Something that bunches or causes to bunch.
  • n. An illegitimate supplier of laboratory animals who obtains the animals by kidnapping pets or illegally trapping strays.
  • n. A ground-based radio transmitter, configured within a system to guide aircraft to their allocated airfields.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which bunches; specifically, an attachment to a mower designed to collect the clover, grass, etc., as fast as it is cut, and to deliver it in regular lots called bunches.


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From bunch +‎ -er.


  • Then our box would have to be at a certain "buncher" at a certain time.

    TCapt. Robert Copp

  • Still, she couldn't help but fear the worst: that the kittens had been swept by a "buncher" an underground pet-gatherer who takes advantage of "free to a good home" animal giveaways and then passes the pets on to laboratories for animal testing.

    NY Post: News

  • Clearing with a feller buncher and getting the tops out for chips is the way to go.

    Habitat in the Making

  • They were saved from the chainsaw, feller buncher and D6 Dozer by the courts -- and now President Obama has moved to safeguard them permanently.

    Carl Pope: The Best and Worst of Times

  • I know enough anyway to know when Pa ain't going to be no mark for a buncher questions, but it's got me going.

    William Adolphus Turnpike

  • A stout, unstayed buncher filled a long-felt want by flinging open a window.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • Her eyes drew out of the dusk, turned upon the small figure at her side: the little girl he had been fond of, her father's three years 'buncher.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • Cally saw that the small three-years 'buncher, through politeness or otherwise, was speaking without reference to the truth.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • And one sultry night in mid-July, the little buncher seemed able to talk of nothing but the astonishing suit Jem Noonan had just obtained at the One-Price Outfitting Company for the somewhat laughable sum of $7.90.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • And in one of the pigeonholes there lay, sure enough, a note; not, indeed, from a mustached count with a neyeglass, but from one who perhaps seemed not less of the purple to the fevered little buncher.

    V. V.'s Eyes


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  • So-called "bunchers" gather free pets until they have enough for a trip to a Class B Dealer who is licensed by the USDA to sell to sell animals from "random sources" for research. The buncher may only get $25 a head for former pets, while a dealer can between $100 - $450 per pet. The Class B dealer probably already has a contract with certain facilities, and will transport them to other areas within a state, even out of state.

    * Free animals are taken to "blood" pit-bulls--to train fighting dogs how to kill, and to enjoy it. This can be dogs and cats, of any size. Often, a larger dog's muzzle will be duct-taped shut so that he can't bite back, and the fighting dog will gain confidence in killing a dog larger than he is.

    * One "adoptor" took free kittens to his "good home"--as dinner for a pet snake.

    * Unspayed or unneutered pure-bred dogs may end up as "breeding stock" in a puppy mill. One woman was certain that if she didn't give away her Dalmatians' AKC registration papers along with the dogs, she could keep them safe from millers. Wrong. Unscrupulous breeders, who use puppies as cash crops like other farmers raise cattle, pigs, or chickens, aren't above forging registration papers, or using those from deceased dogs. Rescuers have learned the hard to way to make sure that all pets they place have been spayed or neutered before going to new homes.

    * So-called "collectors" watch the newspapers for Free to Good Home animals. These collectors truly believe they are "rescuing" the animals.

    January 31, 2016

  • n. An illegitimate supplier of laboratory animals who obtains the animals by kidnapping pets or illegally trapping strays.

    January 31, 2016