Who welcome with the crowing of a cock, This hero of the buskin and sock.
It must be admitted, he has well earned his nickname 'buskin.'
Just then Nanna came up, and not being so full of business as buskin, was able to answer a few questions.
Here there were only two rooms, one for buskin, the maid-servant, and the other unfurnished.
In that early epoch of our literature the sock and buskin had indeed been worn by a reckless race.
But buskin only muttered to herself, rubbed her elbow, and went quickly on.
Shiver my hulk, Mr. buskin, if you wore a lion's skin, I'd curry you for this.
We virgins of Tyre are wont to carry a quiver and to wear a buskin of purple.
Above the buskin of the girl a spot of blood appeared on her silk stocking.
He sent The Yellow buskin and was awarded a second-class medal.
"half boot," c.1500, origin unknown. The word exists in different forms in most of the continental languages, and the exact relationship of them all apparently has yet to be determined. The English word is perhaps immediately from Old French broissequin "buskin; a kind of cloth" (14c., Modern French brodequin by influence of broder "to embroider"), or from Middle Dutch brosekin "small leather boot," which is of uncertain origin. OED suggests a likely candidate in Spanish borcegui, earlier boszegui
Figurative senses in English relating to tragedy are from the word being used (since mid-16c.) to translate Greek kothurnus, the high, thick-soled boot worn in Athenian tragedy; contrasted with sock, the low shoe worn by comedians. Related: Buskined.