from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who hunts wolves; a professional wolf-killer.


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  • The only way to check in any degree the ravages of the wolves is by the most liberal use of strychnine, and the offal of any game killed by a cattle-man is pretty sure to be poisoned before being left, while the "wolfer," or professional wolf-killer strews his bait everywhere.

    III. The Grouse of the Northern Cattle Plains

  • Nikki, newly divorced from her friendly husband Gary Chad Coleman is a soft soul with mental baggage—and a high-school nemesis still on the scene—from her days as a food wolfer.

    Lost Boys and Bad Girls

  • As they grew more trap-wise the wolfer increased the cunning of his sets.

    The Yellow Horde

  • The old wolfer sat huddled in his furs before the fire, dreading to enter the little tent to crawl into his sleeping bag alone with his thoughts; for the white madness was driving its iron into his soul and striking at his reason.

    The Yellow Horde

  • For Collins knew the qualities of his prey and a good wolfer leaves no sign.

    The Yellow Horde

  • Collins noted the absence of coyote tracks on trails that had once been padded thick with them and the wolfer chuckled over this evidence of their resourcefulness.

    The Yellow Horde

  • "If you come down out of those hills I'll stretch your pelt," the wolfer stated.

    The Yellow Horde

  • Her soft whimpering had roused the wolfer each time this occurred and every new admirer had been greeted with a charge of buckshot as he slipped toward the house, three dog coyotes having paid for their temerity with their lives.

    The Yellow Horde

  • The old wolfer caught the fever and followed the last of them.

    The Yellow Horde

  • The wolfer lay in his cabin and listened to the first few night sounds of the foothills.

    The Yellow Horde


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