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moccasin
used in The Deerslayer

35 uses
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Definition
a soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans.
  • I should say that moccasin has a northern look, and comes from beyond the Great Lakes.
    Chapter 4 (62% in)
moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Broad belts of the virgin wilderness not only reached the shores of the first river, but they even crossed it, stretching away into New England, and affording forest covers to the noiseless moccasin of the native warrior, as he trod the secret and bloody war-path.
    Chapter 1 (11% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • In stature he stood about six feet in his moccasins, but his frame was comparatively light and slender, showing muscles, however, that promised unusual agility, if not unusual strength.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Don't think, Hurry, that I'm consorting any plan to put myself in his moccasins, for such a thought doesn't harbor in my mind; but I can't help a little invy!
    Chapter 2 (39% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The man had not passed an hour; and I know'd it for an Indian footstep, by the size of the foot, and the intoe, even before I found a worn moccasin, which its owner had dropped as useless.
    Chapter 4 (48% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • But the moccasin may greatly relieve my mind, if you bethought you of bringing it off.
    Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • If I saw the moccasin, howsever, I could tell, in a minute, whether it is made in the Delaware fashion, or not.
    Chapter 4 (60% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • "That's the way with you, Jude; forever finding out friends, where I distrust foes," grumbled Tom: "but, speak out, young man, and tell us what you think of the moccasin."
    Chapter 4 (61% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • This I know from moccasin prints; and 't is likely they are hunters, after all, who have been out so long that they know nothing of the war, or of the bounties.
    Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The girl who had so suddenly arrested the steps of Hetty was dressed in a calico mantle that effectually protected all the upper part of her person, while a short petticoat of blue cloth edged with gold lace, that fell no lower than her knees, leggings of the same, and moccasins of deer-skin, completed her attire.
    Chapter 10 (55% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Your gifts are for paint, and hawk's feathers, and blankets, and wampum, and mine are for doublets of skins, tough leggings, and sarviceable moccasins.
    Chapter 12 (64% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • I say moccasins, Judith, for though white, living as I do in the woods it's necessary to take to some of the practyces of the woods, for comfort's sake and cheapness.
    Chapter 12 (64% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • "No see moccasin," said Hist, impatiently "why no look—and see him."
    Chapter 19 (44% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • There is, truly, a moccasin floating against one of the piles, and it may or may not be a sign that the castle hasn't escaped visitors in our absence.
    Chapter 19 (45% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Moccasins are no rarities, however, for I wear 'em myself; and Deerslayer wears 'em, and you wear 'em, March, and, for that matter so does Hetty, quite as often as she wears shoes, though I never yet saw Judith trust her pretty foot in a moccasin.
    Chapter 19 (45% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Moccasins are no rarities, however, for I wear 'em myself; and Deerslayer wears 'em, and you wear 'em, March, and, for that matter so does Hetty, quite as often as she wears shoes, though I never yet saw Judith trust her pretty foot in a moccasin."
    Chapter 19 (45% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • There the moccasin lay, beyond a question, floating so lightly, and preserving its form so well, that it was scarcely wet.
    Chapter 19 (46% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • There were many modes, however, of accounting for the presence of the moccasin, without supposing it to have been dropped by an enemy.
    Chapter 19 (47% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • As for the Indian, he was of opinion that the moccasin should be viewed as one would regard a trail in the woods, which might, or might not, equally, prove to be threatening.
    Chapter 19 (49% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • She declared her readiness to take a canoe, to proceed to the palisade and bring away the moccasin, when its ornaments would show whether it came from the Canadas or not.
    Chapter 19 (50% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • That moccasin must be had, or Floating Tom will keep off, here, at arm's length, till the hearth cools in his cabin.
    Chapter 19 (51% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The canoe had reached the piles with its head inclining northward, and at a short distance from the moccasin.
    Chapter 19 (58% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • In short, the most wary and jealous eye could detect no other evidence of the visit of enemies, than that which was connected with the appearance of the floating moccasin.
    Chapter 19 (60% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • As he approached the moccasin, having now nearly completed the circuit of the building, he threw the ominous article into the canoe, by a dexterous and almost imperceptible movement of his paddle.
    Chapter 19 (62% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • What has become of the moccasin?
    Chapter 19 (66% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The moccasin was examined, and Hist confidently pronounced it to be Huron, by the manner in which the porcupine's quills were arranged on its front.
    Chapter 19 (66% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The moccasin might have drifted from a distance, or it might have fallen from the foot of some scout, who had quitted the place when his errand was accomplished.
    Chapter 19 (67% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Under the circumstances, Hutter and Hurry were not men to be long deterred from proceeding by proofs as slight as that of the moccasin.
    Chapter 19 (68% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • It was one of these who had dropped his moccasin, which he had not been able to find again in the dark.
    Chapter 19 (99% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Hurry set about repairing his moccasins, by the light of a blazing knot;
    Chapter 23 (6% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • "Ay, Old Tom used to give the piece a character, though he wasn't the man to particularize the ra'al natur' of any sort of fire arms, in practise," returned March, passing the deer's thongs through the moccasin with the coolness of a cobbler.
    Chapter 23 (10% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • Her long coal-black hair was soon adjusted in a simple knot, the calico dress belted tight to her slender waist, and her little feet concealed in their gaudily ornamented moccasins.
    Chapter 25 (1% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • The great number of moccasins that had passed made the examination difficult, though the in-toe of an Indian was easily to be distinguished from the freer and wider step of a white man.
    Chapter 27 (72% in)
  • moccasins = soft leather shoes traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • If he escape, blood will be in your moccasin prints, from this spot to the Canadas.
    Chapter 30 (90% in)
  • moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
  • I do not mean to pass this-a-way, ag'in, so long as the war lasts, for, to my mind no Huron moccasin will leave its print on the leaves of this forest, until their traditions have forgotten to tell their young men of their disgrace and rout.
    Chapter 32 (27% in)
moccasin = soft leather shoe traditionally worn by Native Americans
There are no more uses of "moccasin" in The Deerslayer.

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