Buffalo robe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buffalo robe the skin of the bison of North America, prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in sleighs.
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Usage

In literature:

He and the driver wrapped the unconscious figure in a buffalo-robe and laid it in the sleigh.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
I sought a spot for our beds; laid down a buffalo robe for her and placed her saddle as her pillow.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
Even their hands and arms are not visible: buffalo-robes and blankets hang over, draping the wheels from our view.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Inmutanka, who undoubtedly had a kind heart, pointed to a heap of buffalo robes in the corner, and Will threw himself upon them.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Then hot bricks were handed in to keep feet warm, and the buffalo robe was tucked down securely.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
These men had arrived about nine days before, to trade for horses and buffalo robes.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
She sank into a doze not long after; and Henry Burns also slept, on a couch in the office, with a buffalo robe over him.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
He tucked Bobby in warm and snug with the buffalo robe, and then away they went.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
Drawing my bed close to the fire, I covered myself with a buffalo robe and so slept for an hour or two.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
He spreads the buffalo-robe.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
I traded mine away the first day for some buffalo robes, and so hadn't anything to take me away from the boat.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
I took in a buffalo-robe and some things of that sort and left them there.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
Its icy fingers touched her body through the buffalo robe.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The rider wraps himself up in a buffalo robe, sits flat down, having a cushion to lean his back against.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Buffalo robes were not so plenty in those days as they became a few years later, and our fathers did not dress so warmly as do we.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
Instead of blankets, many of the travellers bought the cheaper buffalo robes.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
Frank puts the big wagon bed on runners and we fill the bottom with straw and buffalo robes and all snuggle down together.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
We cooked and ate our dinners, and rolling ourselves up in our buffalo robes, we slept most soundly.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Their buffalo-hide lodges and their buffalo-robe clothing were the whitest, finest in the West.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
He drew a buffalo robe around her and thrilled to think that she was really there.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

Six eggs he brought, and milk a quart,
Enough for wretches of my sort
Whose life is fated to be short.
At night I laid me on the round,
In robe of buffalo wrapped round . . .
'Twas strange that I should sleep so sound.
"My Cancer Cure" by Robert W Service

In news:

Fake 20th-Century Buffalo Robe PBS.
Evidence of this is found in drawings painted on buffalo robes.
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