Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place.
Canadian. to make a showy or noisy appeal.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield David Christie Murray
a strip of whalebone, wood, steel, etc, inserted into the front of a corset to stiffen it
(archaic or dialect) the corset itself
(intransitive) (Brit) to make money by singing, dancing, acting, etc, in public places, as in front of theatre queues
verb (transitive) (Scot)
to make ready; prepare
to dress or adorn
a thick-soled, laced boot or half boot. Also called cothurnus. the high, thick-soled shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman tragedians. buskins, stockings decorated with gold thread worn by a bishop at a Pontifical Mass. tragic drama; tragedy. Compare sock1 (def 3). the art of acting, especially tragic acting. a woman’s low-cut shoe with elastic […]
wearing buskins. resembling or pertaining to tragic drama. Historical Examples The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid The Works of William Hogarth: In a Series of Engravings John Trusler
Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. Canadian. to make a showy or noisy appeal. Historical Examples Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton From John O’Groats to Land’s End Robert Naylor and John Naylor Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge The Mortal Gods and […]
a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one’s work, as a bus driver taking a long drive. noun (informal) a holiday spent doing the same sort of thing as one does at work Free time spent in much the same pursuit as one’s work. For example, Weather permitting, the […]