[Ads-l] buffalo (verb) 1868

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun May 13 10:26:26 EDT 2018


Or a buffalo robe.
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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 wago=
ns and sleighs.
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There were a number of other fast horses on the road, but their owners seem=
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ed so withered up with cold and so closely buffaloed and blanketed that the=
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y refrained from speeding their nags.


Headline: Horse Notes; Article Type: News/Opinion
New York Herald (New York, New York) =3D95 12-02-1868 =3D95 Page 3, col. e,=
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 Hist. News.


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