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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Buffalo Robe (A).
 
The skin of a bison dressed without removing the hair, and used as a travelling rug. The word “robe” is often omitted.   1
        “The large and roomy sleigh was decked with buffalo robes, red-bound, and furnished with sham eyes and ears.”—The Upper Ten Thousand, p. 4.
        “Leaving all hands under their buffaloes.”—Kane: Arctic Expedition.
 


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