Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Wearing buskins.
  • adj. Trodden by buskins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing buskins.
  • Pertaining to tragedy; tragic.

Etymologies

buskin +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • _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

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

    The Moon Pool

  • Empire, '(' quartæ partis et dimidiæ totius imperii Romaniæ '-- the words have a ring of trumpets), and the Doge, buskined in scarlet like the ancient Roman emperors, now ruled supreme over four seas -- the Adriatic, the Aegean, the Sea of Marmora, and the Black Sea.

    Medieval People

  • It is easy at night to people the forest with weird beings – buskined nymphs, nixes, dwarfs, demons, dryads, fawns, witches, ghosts, and even Pan and all his merry rout.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • West Indian negroes in white flannels, with their legs buskined like the legs of comic opera brigands, play at cricket, meanwhile shouting in the broadest of British accents; and there is tennis on the tennis courts and boating on the lake near-by and golf on the links that lie beyond the lake.

    From Place to Place

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