dried buffalo dung, used as fuel by Canadian and U.S. fur trappers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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How to use bois de vache in a sentence
During this halt they lit a bois de vache fire, at which they cooked their breakfast, and then set out again.The Trapper's Daughter | Gustave Aimard
Stopping near its bank, we gathered bois de vache, and made a meal of buffalo meat.The Oregon Trail | Francis Parkman, Jr.
The most commonly used article is the dry dung of buffaloes, known to the Canadian voyageurs as bois de vache.How to Travel | Thomas W. Knox
The wild sage begins to make its appearance, and timber is so scarce that we generally made our fires of the bois de vache.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California | Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
There was no timber of any kind on the river, but good fires were made of drift wood, aided by the bois de vache.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California | Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont