Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Chop’ine (2 syl.), or Chopin.

 Chops of the Channel.Choreu’tæ [Koru’tee]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chop’ine (2 syl.), or Chopin.
 
A high-heeled shoe. The Venetian ladies used to wear “high-heeled shoes like stilts.” Hamlet says of the actress, “Your ladyship is nearer to heaven, than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine” (act ii. s. 2). (Spanish, chapin, a high cork shoe.)   1
 


 Chops of the Channel.Choreu’tæ [Koru’tee]. 

 
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