Three times Kazan's fangs would have sunk deep in his flesh had it not been for the babiche.
Sandy was squatted six feet from him, holding the end of the babiche, and grinning.
It is well to wrap the frame on either side where the babiche is drawn around it, with buckskin or sealskin.
Otherwise even a slight crust upon the snow will in time cut the babiche strands.
The snowshoe frames are made by the men, the babiche is cut and netted by the women, who display wonderful skill in this work.
Where the weight of the foot would rest he used a fine mesh of babiche or twisted sinew.
For a brief interval Sandy allowed the babiche to fall slack.
Then there came the morning, very early, when the babiche collar and the iron chain were fastened to him again.
A broken piece of babiche hanging from it told the old story of a rifled cache, another evidence of the wolverine's handiwork.
She wrapped blankets closely about her father's body, and tied them with babiche cord.