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bus·kin

 (bŭs′kĭn)
n.
1. A foot and leg covering reaching halfway to the knee, resembling a laced half boot.
2.
a. A thick-soled laced half boot worn by actors of Greek and Roman tragedies.
b. Tragedy, especially that which resembles a Greek tragedy.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by buckskin) of obsolete French broisequin, small leather boot.]
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buskin

(ˈbʌskɪn)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (formerly) a sandal-like covering for the foot and leg, reaching the calf and usually laced
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: cothurnus a thick-soled laced half boot resembling this, worn esp by actors of ancient Greece
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the buskin chiefly literary tragic drama
[C16: perhaps from Spanish borzeguí; related to Old French bouzequin, Italian borzacchino, of obscure origin]
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bus•kin

(ˈbʌs kɪn)

n.
1. a thick-soled, laced boot or half boot.
2. Also called cothurnus. the high, thick-soled shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman tragedians.
3. tragic drama; tragedy. Compare sock 1 (def. 3).
[1495–1505; probably alter. of Middle French bro(u)sequin]
bus′kined, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buskin - a boot reaching halfway up to the kneebuskin - a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
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But in that bitter tirade upon Chantilly, which appeared in yesterday's'Musée,' the satirist, making some disgraceful allusions to the cobbler s change of name upon assuming the buskin, quoted a Latin line about which we have often conversed.
Many were the compliments and expressions of politeness that passed between Don Quixote and Don Fernando; but they were brought to an end by a traveller who at this moment entered the inn, and who seemed from his attire to be a Christian lately come from the country of the Moors, for he was dressed in a short-skirted coat of blue cloth with half-sleeves and without a collar; his breeches were also of blue cloth, and his cap of the same colour, and he wore yellow buskins and had a Moorish cutlass slung from a baldric across his breast.
Monsieur rode a little steady-paced horse, equipped with a large saddle of red Flemish velvet, with stirrups in the shape of buskins; the horse was of a bay color; Monsieur's pourpoint of crimson velvet corresponded with the cloak of the same shade and the horse's equipment, and it was only by this red appearance of the whole that the prince could be known from his two companions, the one dressed in violet, the other in green.
The yeomen expressed their wonted acquiescence in their leader's opinion; and Isaac, relieved of one half of his apprehensions, by learning that his daughter lived, and might possibly be ransomed, threw himself at the feet of the generous Outlaw, and, rubbing his beard against his buskins, sought to kiss the hem of his green cassock.
I had a short jacket of goat's skin, the skirts coming down to about the middle of the thighs, and a pair of open-kneed breeches of the same; the breeches were made of the skin of an old he-goat, whose hair hung down such a length on either side that, like pantaloons, it reached to the middle of my legs; stockings and shoes I had none, but had made me a pair of somethings, I scarce knew what to call them, like buskins, to flap over my legs, and lace on either side like spatterdashes, but of a most barbarous shape, as indeed were all the rest of my clothes.
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