Babiche



(in the Pacific Northwest) thong, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, especially for making snowshoes.
Historical Examples

Three times Kazan’s fangs would have sunk deep in his flesh had it not been for the babiche.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood

Sandy was squatted six feet from him, holding the end of the babiche, and grinning.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood

It is well to wrap the frame on either side where the babiche is drawn around it, with buckskin or sealskin.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

Otherwise even a slight crust upon the snow will in time cut the babiche strands.
Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace

The snowshoe frames are made by the men, the babiche is cut and netted by the women, who display wonderful skill in this work.
The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace

Where the weight of the foot would rest he used a fine mesh of babiche or twisted sinew.
South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

For a brief interval Sandy allowed the babiche to fall slack.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood

Then there came the morning, very early, when the babiche collar and the iron chain were fastened to him again.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood

A broken piece of babiche hanging from it told the old story of a rifled cache, another evidence of the wolverine’s handiwork.
The Barren Ground of Northern Canada Warburton Mayer Pike

She wrapped blankets closely about her father’s body, and tied them with babiche cord.
Kazan James Oliver Curwood

noun
(Canadian) thongs or lacings of rawhide

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