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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. 2018.
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  • His wife and children surrounded the buffalo robe on which he lay.

    The Indian Fairy Book Cornelius Mathews
  • He was dressed in a buffalo robe, with the hair on the outside.

  • This finished, the sick man and the buffalo robe were removed.

  • Ivar unslung a hammock from a hook on the wall; in it was rolled a buffalo robe.

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • He gave a final touch to the headdress and the buffalo robe.

    The Eyes of the Woods

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • She got so cold that we made her hide her head under the buffalo robe.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • In this we spread out a buffalo robe, and on it we placed the injured dog.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Hospitable as Arabs, they spread the buffalo robe and brought the pipe.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • On arriving there he stopped, and waved his buffalo robe in sign of peace.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • Mine was a buffalo robe and blanket fastened with a trunk strap.

    Mary and I

    Stephen Return Riggs

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