Definitions

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  • n. United States showman famous for his Wild West Show (1846-1917)

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Examples

  • Crawford is tracking a serial murderer known as Buffalo Bill, and needs to tap the demented but brilliant mind of killer (and cannibal) Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to get at this new monster.

    John Farr: For Halloween, the Ten Scariest Movies by Farr!

  • Bonhams is featuring another imperial gift: a silver-gilt and enamel tankard from 1889, given to American Wild West hero William Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, by Grand Duke Georgii Aleksandrovich, brother of Emperor Nicholas II.

    London Auctions of All Things Russian

  • He also captured a sense of the ultimately unexplainable evil that we try to identify and hunt down, largely through such memorable literary villains as Dr. Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter; Francis Dolarhyde, the “Tooth Fairy,” and Jame Gumb, aka Buffalo Bill.

    Obsession

  • Just at that instant Wm.F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, seeing the predicament I was in, and seeing that I was unarmed, caught me by the shoulders and jerked me through that window much quicker than I could tell it.

    Thirty-One Years on the Plains and In the Mountains

  • CODY: This town was founded by Bill Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, in 1896.

    KRDO.com

  • William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill, the Famous Hunter, Scout, and Guide: An Autobiography Hartford, Conn.

    Hard Road

  • "Buffalo Bill," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" and "The Slap Maxwell Story" influenced future hit shows "Molly Dodd" especially without ever becoming hits themselves.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • He sauntered off, unconcernedly, gave orders to a Mexican for the burial, then calling to "Buffalo Bill," he said; —

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • Finally I persuaded him to accept either "Buffalo Bill," who offered to take us by ourselves, or an Irishman who insisted upon having a few miners with him.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

  • Colonel W.F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill," started his career by building a "boom town" which collapsed, and made a large sum of money supplying buffalo meat to construction hands (hence his popular name).

    History of the United States

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