coonskin cap

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a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back


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Nowadays we know that Boone didn't really wear a coonskin cap. And since he adopted many of his skills from the Indians he encountered, it's likely that he cooked a lot of his small game in the fashion that was common among area tribes: Throw the whole critter into the fire until the hair burns away, scrape it clean with the back of a knife, toss it into a kettle of boiling water, and eat it.
FESS PARKER, who launched a craze for coonskin caps while playing famous American pioneers Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, has died of natural causes.
"According to Louv's mythology," Cleary announces, "at that point [the 1950s] every child put on a coonskin cap and went barefoot into the woods to find themselves." Louv neither says nor implies such a thing.
One is called "The Battle of the Alamo" and shows a man in a coonskin cap fighting four armed Mexican soldiers.
Many of today's adults, predominantly men, can recall fond childhood memories of playing Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, complete with coonskin cap and gun, or of joining with friends to play cops and robbers, pirates, Jedis, soldiers or spies.
A mother--young, pretty, blonde, wearing a blue cardigan, pearls, and a pleated skirt--is sitting on an armchair with her eight-year-old son, who is wearing dungarees (this predated jeans) with a five-inch cuff, a Brooklyn Dodgers T-shirt, and a coonskin cap. The young boy's head is turned away from her.
remains as valid and relevant as ever" (206) may prompt me to leave my coonskin cap home in silent protest the next time I attend a performance of Shakespeare.
When Fess traded the coonskin cap for a corkscrew, it was good news for wine lovers.
(Are you beginning to understand 2001: A Space Odyssey?) Adults found this stuff terrifyingly incomprehensible, but kids adored it; toy companies took in $50 million a year from sales of Official Captain Video decoder rings, crash helmets, and atomic weapons long before Walt Disney went into the coonskin cap business.
When you see a coonskin cap--OK, so no one ever sees a coonskin cap anymore, but humor me--who do you think of?
Green Jameson Tom Davidson Turning its back on the patriotic and legend-enhancing motivations of John Wayne and others who have put on a coonskin cap, this new version of "The Alamo" is a historically credible but overly prosaic account of the most celebrated episode in the creation of an Americanized Texas.
Because he is a showman, and because he is in the line of Daniel Boone, he wears a coonskin cap.
My eyes continued to scan the window until they landed on a genuine faux fur coonskin cap. I knew I had to have it and began to concoct a plan to attain it.
David was pleased that he shared a name with the king of the Alamo, and he slept wearing his coonskin cap for weeks.
Perhaps to convey that spirit, USA Today's graphic artists created a nifty, attention-grabbing pie chart superimposed on Davy Crockett's all-American coonskin cap. The tag line was "I'm OK, your fur's OK."