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 Busi’ris.Buss. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Buskin.
 
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 cothur’nus. (See SOCK.)   1
       
“Or what (though rare) of later age
Ennobled hath the buskined stage.”
       
Milton: Il Penseroso, 79, 80.
 


 Busi’ris.Buss. 

 
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