buskin definition

  • noun:
    • 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 half-boot.
    • 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.
    • a boot reaching halfway around the leg

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