• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buskined Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy. "The buskined stage."
    • Buskined Wearing buskins. "Her buskined virgins traced the dewy lawn."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • buskined Wearing buskins.
    • buskined Pertaining to tragedy; tragic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Buskined dressed in buskins, noting tragedy: tragic: dignified
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. uncertain; cognates may be found in the O. Fr. brousequin; Dut. broos-ken; Sp. borceguí.


In literature:

Who, for instance, can tolerate this picture of a young man's foot shod with a blue buskin?
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
John Buskin inherited a million dollars.
"Cheerfulness as a Life Power" by Orison Swett Marden
It had come down off its buskins, was more easy, witty, diverting, exciting, popular and yet cerebral.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
And on his feet were hose of fine white buckram, and buskins of black leather were over his hose, whereon were golden clasps.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"
Buskins of new cordovan leather on their feet, fastened by slides of red gold.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 2 (of 3)"
Then he became aware that his son was wearing leather shorts and tall buskins.
"Ministry of Disturbance" by Henry Beam Piper
Her feet are sometimes bare, and sometimes adorned with a sort of buskin, which was worn by the huntresses of old.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Here there were only two rooms, one for Buskin, the maid-servant, and the other unfurnished.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
Buskins, fringed with gold, fitted closely to his legs, and the soles of his shoes were of gold.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Where, the prime actors of the last year's scene; Their port so proud, their buskin, and their plume?
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young

In poetry:

"E'en now, to meet me in yon dell,
My Mary's buskins brush the dew."
He spoke, nor bade the Chief farewell
But call'd his dogs, and gay withdrew.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels
When the tired player shuffles off the buskin;
A page of Hood may do a fellow good
After a scolding from Carlyle or Ruskin.
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then, brushing the nut—sweet gorse, she sped
Where the runnel lisps in its reedy bed,
O'er shepherded pasture and crested fallow,
And buskined her thigh with strips of sallow.
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin
Ah, Love, th' Invisible Buskin at the Gate
Illumes your Eyes that languored gaze and wait
And in their Incandescence seem to ask
The world-old Question: "Is my Hat On Straight?"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Blithe Health! thou soul of life and ease!
Come thou, too, on the balmy breeze,
Invigorate my frame:
I'll join with thee the buskin'd chase,
With thee the distant clime will trace
Beyond those clouds of flame.
"To The Morning" by Henry Kirke White
"This bristling boar's head, Delian Maid, to thee,
With branching antlers of a sprightly stag,
Young Micon offers: if his luck but hold,
Full-length in polished marble, ankle-bound
With purple buskin, shall thy statue stand."
"Eclogue VII" by Virgil

In news:

Buskin & Batteau with Freebo at Folk concerts at First Unitarian Church.
LeMoyne's Boot and Buskin Takes a Long, Strange Trip.
The Boot and Buskin Theater Group of LeMoyne College has breathed new life into the famous 19th century novel by Jules Verne, "Around the World in Eighty Days", with the opening of their current production of the same name.
Yes, so do all the other directors for Le Moyne's Boot and Buskin Theater Group or at the Syracuse University Drama Department.