Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wearing buskins.
  • Pertaining to tragedy; tragic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wearing buskins.
  • adjective Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy.

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  • adjective Wearing buskins.
  • adjective Trodden by buskins.

Etymologies

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buskin +‎ -ed

Examples

  • Zeus break forth in dancing, beating with buskined foot on heaven's bright floor; for now hath she worked her heart's desire in utterly confounding the chiefest of Hellas 'sons.

    Heracles

  • Zeus break forth in dancing, beating with buskined foot on heaven's bright floor; for now hath she worked her heart's desire in utterly confounding the chiefest of Hellas 'sons.

    Heracles

  • From firm little chin to dainty buskined feet she was swathed in the soft robes of dull, almost coppery hue.

    The Moon Pool

  • Elaborately he swung back his buskined foot, aimed and planted a kick in the middle of the inert body, with force enough to drive it a handsbreadth across the slimy floor.

    Conan The Warlord

  • Elaborately he swung back his buskined foot, aimed and planted a kick in the middle of the inert body, with force enough to drive it a handsbreadth across the slimy floor.

    Conan The Warlord

  • _Shame_ -- to confess his folly; and yet a sullen desire, to be reconciled and better advised for the future! what tragedy ever showed us such a tumult of passions rising at once in one bosom! or what buskined hero standing under the load of them, could have more effectually moved his spectators, by the most pathetic speech, than poor miserable Nokes did, by this silent eloquence, and piteous plight of his features?

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810

  • He regarded the man again; it was very strange, as if a circular stage, the buskined world's tragic-comic wheel of fortune, had turned, and a person whom he had seen in one character had reappeared in another.

    Half A Chance

  • Behind these men is a buskined hero, beset by a Marshalsea

    The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings With Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency

  • She could have had a Court of Virgins, or gone like Artemis, buskined through the thickets, with a hundred high-girdled nymphs behind her, all for her sake locked in chastity.

    Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso

  • From firm little chin to dainty buskined feet she was swathed in the soft robes of dull, almost coppery hue.

    The Moon Pool

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