Term: Bull-cook (logging)
The chore boy around camp who cuts fuel, fills wood boxes, sweeps bunk-houses, washes blankets, feeds pigs; he is often the butt of camp jokes. But when he rings the gong in the morning, all the men have to get up. So called because in the early camps his first chore in the morning was to feed the oxen. Same as bar-room-man, chore-boy, flunky. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
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[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956).]