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Buskin

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Tragedy. The Greek tragic actors used to wear a sandal some two or three inches thick, to elevate their stature. To this sole was attached a very elegant buskin, and the whole was called cothurʹnus. (See Sock.)

“Or what (though rare) of later age

Ennobled hath the buskined stage.”


Milton: Il Penseroso, 79, 80.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Busby (A)
Busby
Bush
Bushel
Bushman (Dutch, Boschjesman)
Bushrangers
Business, Busy
Business To-morrow
Busirane
Busiris
Buskin
Buss
Busterich
Busy as a Bee
Butcher
Butcher Boots
Butter
Butter-fingers
Butter-tooth (A)
Buttered Ale
Buttercups

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