[Ads-l] buffalo (verb) 1868

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun May 13 10:09:06 EDT 2018

It seems to me that in this context, "buffaloed" refers to being wrapped in a buffalo hide blanket, which were common cold weather accessories in wagons and sleighs.
From: Stephen Goranson<mailto:goranson at DUKE.EDU>
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There were a number of other fast horses on the road, but their owners seem=
ed so withered up with cold and so closely buffaloed and blanketed that the=
y refrained from speeding their nags.

Headline: Horse Notes; Article Type: News/Opinion
New York Herald (New York, New York) =95 12-02-1868 =95 Page 3, col. e, Am.=
 Hist. News.

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