Definition of Brodekins
1. brodekin [n] - See also: brodekin
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Literary usage of Brodekins
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"brodekins. Buskins or half-boots, anuir to what were afterwards called start aft, ,r: generally worn by rustics. (Fr.) BRODEL. ..."
2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"... after the Muscovite or Polish way ; the sword girt over the vest ; and instead of shoes and stockings, a pair of buskins, or brodekins. ..."
3. Transactions and Collections by American Antiquarian Society (1820)
"Columbus represents the Caraib women as being destitute of clothing, except the brodekins or bus- :kins, when he discovered the islands. ..."
4. Highways and Byways in London by Emily Constance (Baird) Cook (1903)
"Mr. Awl, the bootmaker in High Street, exhibited peculiar walking-shoes long after high heels and kid brodekins had come into fashion in the metropolis. ..."
5. Italy: Florence and Venice by Hippolyte Taine (1869)
"... the sweeping pompous dalmatics, the byzantine tiaras and brodekins, all that seigneurial magnificence for which these marble staircases were designed; ..."
6. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"brodekins. Buskins or half-boots, similar to what were afterwards called startups, and generally worn by rustics. (Fr.) BRODEL. A brothel. ..."