moccasin

Part of speech: noun

An Indian foot covering of soft leather.

Part of speech: noun

A venomous snake of the southern United States.

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Usage examples "moccasin":

  1. He who has killed an enemy in his own land is entitled to drag at his heels a fox- skin attached to each moccasin; and he who has slain a grizzly bear wears a necklace of his claws, the most glorious trophy that a hunter can exhibit. - "Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four", Charles H. Sylvester.
  2. The " moccasin game," although sometimes played by the boys, was intended mainly for adults. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
  3. " Because the ranch at Moccasin Spring don't belong to the Dale family any more," Tweezy explained, smoothly. - "The Heart of the Range", William Patterson White.