from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outer petticoat worn by Basque and Spanish women.
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It has rather a deep basquine, and the corsage, which has a turning over collar and lappels, is open in front of the bosom.
At this critical moment one of the ladies took off her basquine and skirt, cut them into strips, got shawls and other articles of clothing from the rest of the party, tied them together, fastened a stone to the rope thus formed, and let it down to Mr. Ruggles, who, taking hold of it, walked slowly up the bank.
No, no, Maria, she is only gathering fir cones, and completing the picture in her red _basquine_, brown jacket, and great hat.