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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.

“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.

Buffer
of a railway carriage is an apparatus to rebuff or deaden the force of collision.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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