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Chopin

Frédéric (François) . 1810--49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities
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Wooden chopines wait in a corner, suddenly as space-age as a moon-boot imprint nearby.
And during the mid-1500s an extreme heel was developed called chopines.
Chopines, with either cork or wooden soles, seem to have been something we would call "pattens.
I can't believe Howard is right, for example, when she says that courtly women "totter[ed]" about in dances because they "often" wore "high chopines" [102]: her footnote quotes the dancing master Fabritio Caroso instructing women how to "move entirely with grace, seemliness, and beauty" -- even in chopines [quoted in Howard, 187, n.
The many other references to zoccoli or chopines include Casola, 144; Coryat, 262; Barzaghi cites Garzoni's description of women parading through Piazza San Marco as "nane convertite in gigantesche" (100).