Definition of Brodekins

1. brodekin [n] - See also: brodekin



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brodekins

brockram
brockrams
brocks
brocoli
brocolis
brocresine
brod
brodded
brodding
broddle
broddled
broddles
broddling
brode
brodekin
brodekins (current term)
brodiaea
brodies
brodifacoum
brodkin
brodkins
brods
brodtkorbite
brog
brogan
brogans
brogged
brogging
broggle

Literary usage of Brodekins

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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. ..."

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