Definitions

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  • adj. Made from buffalo leather or hide.
  • n. Leather made from buffalo hide.
  • n. The hide, whether tanned or not, of one buffalo.
  • n. An article of clothing manufactured from buffalo-skin. Often constructed in the plural.

Etymologies

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From buffalo + skin.

Examples

  • There was a small bed with a dirty buffalo-skin upon it; I took it up, and swarms of living creatures fell out of it, and the floor was literally alive with them.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Mr. Wallace provided his interesting charge with an artificial mother of buffalo-skin, but the cheat was too successful.

    Essays

  • Finding it so fond of hair, I endeavoured to make an artificial mother, by wrapping up a piece of buffalo-skin into a bundle, and suspending it about a foot from the floor.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • MR. PODESTA: I don't think the President will be wearing a buffalo-skin coat - (laughter) - but I think we'll have a good time there today.

    Press Briefing By John Podesta To The Pool

  • They rewrapped the heads of their lances and made sure their buffalo-skin shields were taut.

    Comanche Moon

  • They were big men with buffalo-skin coats and long shaggy hair— they looked like the animals they hunted.

    Lonesome Dove

  • They were big men with buffalo-skin coats and long shaggy hair — they looked like the animals they hunted.

    Lonesome Dove

  • They were big men with buffalo-skin coats and long shaggy hair -- they looked like the animals they hunted.

    Lonesome Dove

  • It is the Sioux buffalo-skin, lodge, or _Tepee_, improved, -- a cone truncated at the top and fitted with a movable apex for ventilation.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • Courtland was surprised to find Father Marshall waiting for him on the platform, in a great buffalo-skin overcoat, beaver cap, and gloves.

    The Witness

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