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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cothurn  \Co"thurn\  (k?"th?rn),  n.  [L.  cothurnus,  Gr  ????.  Cf 
  A  buskin  anciently  used  by  tragic  actors  on  the  stage;  hence 
  tragedy  in  general. 
  The  moment  had  arrived  when  it  was  thought  that  the 
  mask  and  the  cothurn  might  be  assumed  with  effect.