1889H.A. BrydenKloof & Karroo 287Many a good hunting story could the old man tell, and amongst them was one in which the veld-broeks played an important part.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 530Vel-broeks,..Leather or skin trousers were much worn in the earlier days of the Colony, and were known among the settlers of 1820 and their descendants as ‘Crackers’. The spelling ‘veldt-broeks’ in the quotation suggests a mistaken etymology.
1917S.T. PlaatjeNative Life 109Hides and skins were..collected from the tribesmen, and their tanners were set to work to assist in making veldschoens (shoes), and velbroeks (skin trousers), and karosses (sheepskin rugs) for the tattered and footsore Boers and their children.
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