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Bus"kin (&?;), n. [Prob. from OF.
brossequin, or D. broosken. See Brodekin.]
1. A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming
some distance up the leg.
The hunted red deer's undressed hide
Their hairy buskins well supplied.
Sir W. Scott.
2. A similar covering for the foot and leg, made
with very thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation to the stature; -
- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Used as a symbol of
tragedy, or the tragic drama, as distinguished from comedy.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskins here,
No greater Jonson dares in socks appear.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Buskin, a kind of half-boot worn after the custom of hunters as part
of the costume of actors in tragedy on the ancient Roman stage, and a
synonym for tragedy.
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