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chopine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chopine  \Cho*pine"\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  chapin,  escapin,  Sp  chapin, 
  Pg  chapim.] 
  A  clog,  or  patten,  having  a  very  thick  sole,  or  in  some  cases 
  raised  upon  a  stilt  to  a  height  of  a  foot  or  more  [Variously 
  spelt  {chioppine},  {chopin},  etc.] 
 
  Your  ladyship  is  nearer  to  heaven  than  when  I  saw  you 
  last  by  the  altitude  of  a  chopine.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chopine 
  n  :  a  woman's  shoe  with  a  very  high  thick  sole  [syn:  {chopines}, 
  {platform},  {platforms}] 




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