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Chopin

An obsolete Scottish unit of liquid volume approximately equivalent to 0.848 liters.
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In this piece, the most interesting in the book, we learn about chopines and farthingales, the ridiculously high platform shoes and the wide hooped skirts which became very fashionable even while they were preached against.
By recalculating the height of the chopines worn by women dancers (these were not, as is widely assumed, the towering platforms favored by Venetian courtesans) and registering the difficulty of performing complex steps without looking at one's partner (i.
For example, to prove the feasibility of dancing in chopines (platform overshoes worn by fashionable European women) she offers both early modern and modern examples.
Platform shoes known as chopines were popular in Europe during the 16th century.
Whores hobble about on foot-high chopines, those curious Elizabethan stilts which lifted dainty shoes above the filth of the gutters, and they trade regularly with compliant customers.
In order, in other words, to do justice both to the passage's obvious homoerotic content and to its claims to represent a tale out of Ovid, an audience would have to imagine the boy's profound physical androgyny, a kind of ocular proof of his femininity that goes beyond the use of long gowns and chopines to emphasize the ambiguous "parts men love to see.