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buffalo chip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buffalo chip a piece of dried bovine dung
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Usage

In literature:

As "buffalo chips," in these treeless regions, it was the overland emigrants' sole dependence for fuel.
"First Across the Continent" by Noah Brooks
Ordinarily buffalo chips were the fuel.
"A Mountain Woman and Others" by (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
Chary of weight, the hunters had carried no wood, and the buffalo chips they used for fuel were lumps of ice.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
There is no wood here, and our women and children are out now gathering "buffalo chips" to burn, in order to do the cooking.
"The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
There's buffalo meat; and yonder's a waggon load of `chips.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Sometimes I ran short of Soda then I would use the ashes of Buffalo chips for Soda.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
Fires were started, and as there was no wood on that range, buffalo chips were used instead.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Stanley, just roll out the rest of that bacon and hard-tack, and, Monroe, you go outside and throw in some buffalo chips.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
On the farther side of the slope Buffalo Bill, Scouts Tait and "Chips" and the five privates were mounted and set for a charge.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
To and fro, he went, searching diligently for buffalo-chips.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Fires were impossible, for there was no wood, and the buffalo chips soaked with rain were frozen now and buried under the snow.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The buffalo chips used are droppings of buffalo the year previous.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
We were obliged to burn buffalo chips.
"Narrative of the March of Co. A, Engineers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Fort Bridger, Utah, and Return" by William P. Seville
But that day homesteaders crept into dugouts and smothered over buffalo chip fires.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Buffalo chips in both hands, Tad put them in the sack Joe was carrying.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
It was amusing at first, to see the ladies handle the buffalo chips.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs" by Orange Jacobs
This man was so wonderful that he could change even the buffalo chips that you see on the prairie into meat.
"Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales" by George Bird Grinnell
Regarding the other conveniences, such as fuel and other things, they had little difficulty, as the buffalo chips supplied the demands in abundance.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
Fuel, even buffalo chips (which were the dried deposits left by the buffalo, and burned hotly) were scarce.
"The Pike's Peak Rush" by Edwin L. Sabin
Scraps of wood and "buffalo chips" made our fire, and presently Din had a good "feed" ready.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
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In news:

The paint will feature the GEICO colors, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip logo across the bags, and yellow graphics with the GEICO name in a wallpaper-style shadowed in.
Buffalo Chip Toss contestants pick their favorite buffalo chip and toss it from the pier down the beach.
Buffalo Chip Toss Set for Sept 1 at Two Harbors.
Information for Sturgis Rally vending, concert and campground reservations at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip ® is available at buffalochip .com and 605-347-9000.
About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2012 will take place August 3.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announced today that Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be an official sponsor of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's flagship venue through 2015.
The World Famous Buffalo Chip has"The Best Party Anywhere".
Nothing makes a party like a flock of smoking hot women competing to be Miss Buffalo Chip .
The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse.
Deadwood, SD (August 7, 2009)-- More than 350 bikes and 500 riders from around the world converged on Deadwood, SD on Monday, August 3 to take part in the Second Annual Legends Ride hosted by the Legendary Buffalo Chip .
The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis is celebrating their 30th Anniversay in 2011.
Buffalo Chips in Bonita raided.
BONITA SPRINGS — The dinner crowd is back at Buffalo Chips in Bonita Springs, but the wait for a reinstated alcohol license continues.
It's a Saturday night at the Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, and things are hopping.
Shouldn't we chip in and buy him a home where the buffalo roam and there's always room for one more crazy old coot down at the general store.
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