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trapper in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrappertrap‧per /ˈtræpə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BOCATCHsomeone who traps wild animals, especially for their fur
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trapperRobert is a trapper and Helen is his wife and they live in the log cabin.In order to catch a few babies, trappers will frequently kill whole families and the orphan chimps often die in transit.But trappers will keep tabs on the extra traps until February, officials said.And how great the fur trappers must have felt, some-times, seeing this land when it was still completely wild!Increasingly, trappers had to move to ever more remote places when the wildlife was depleted locally.A small-scale industry grew up in Wicken village of guides and insect trappers at this time.Hence the mink is not so much a threat to the muskrat population as a direct competitor with muskrat trappers.To the settler or trapper or cattleman, the western frontier was both promising and dangerous.