A foot and leg addressing reaching halfway to your knee, resembling a laced half-boot.
A thick-soled laced half-boot donned by actors of Greek and Roman tragedies.
Tragedy, especially that which resembles a Greek tragedy.
A type of boot worn by the old Athenian tragic stars; tragic crisis, tragedy.
a guitar of torture when it comes to foot; bootikin.
a solid, protecting covering for foot, coming some length up the knee.
the same covering when it comes to foot and knee, fashioned with very dense bottoms, to give an appearance of elevation into stature; -- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Pre-owned as emblematic of tragedy, and/or tragic crisis, as distinguished from comedy.
A half-boot or high shoe strapped or laced into the foot while the reduced the main knee.
an equivalent boot donned by the ancients; the cothurnus, especially as worn by actors in tragedy. See cothurnus.
Hence Tragedy and/or tragic crisis, instead of comedy.
a decreased laced footwear worn by women.
pl. Eccl., stockings forming an integral part of the canonicals of a bishop, usually made of satin or embroidered silk.