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moccasin

 [mok´ah-sin]
any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon.
highland moccasin copperhead.
water moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus, a venomous semiaquatic pit viper with an olive or brown back, found in the southern United States. Called also cottonmouth.
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Additional products are added to Manitobah Mocassin's inventory when they meet the standards of the owners.
De Haldimar risks being betrayed by the noise of his soldier's boots and when they get closer to the Indian's camp Oucanasta stops and proceeds to "unlace the fastenings of her mocassins." She intends to give them to De Haldimar while going barefoot herself but for him this is "too un-European,--too much reversing the established order of things," and, "as if he had felt the dignity of his manhood offended by the proposal, the officer drew his foot hastily back" (p.
It strips off the garments of civilization and arrays him in the hunting shirt and mocassin. It puts him in the log cabin of the Cherokee and Iroquois and runs an Indian palisade around him.