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buffalo robe

the prepared skin of an American bison, with the hair left on, used as a lap robe, rug, or blanket.
Origin of buffalo robe
An Americanism dating back to 1675-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So, drawing the buffalo robe on which I sat over my head, I waited till the storm should come.

    The Oregon Trail Francis Parkman, Jr.
  • He gave a final touch to the headdress and the buffalo robe.

    The Eyes of the Woods Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He drew a buffalo robe around her and thrilled to think that she was really there.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • He was dressed in a buffalo robe, with the hair on the outside.

  • Once the buffalo robe moved; the paddle descended on it with a sounding whack, and it did not move again.

    The Red Man's Revenge R.M. Ballantyne
  • This finished, the sick man and the buffalo robe were removed.

  • Still wrapped in the buffalo robe, he rose and took a few steps from the fire.

    The Masters of the Peaks Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He wrapped himself in his buffalo robe, and addressed Atoyac's wife.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • Eagle-head proceeded towards the isthmus, waving his buffalo robe in his right hand as a sign of peace.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • That is true; but stay, they are unfolding a buffalo robe in sign of peace.

    The Prairie Flower Gustave Aimard

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