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[krak-ou, krah-kou, krey-koh] /ˈkræk aʊ, ˈkrɑ kaʊ, ˈkreɪ koʊ/
a city in S Poland, on the Vistula: the capital of Poland 1320–1609.
German Krakau.
Polish Kraków. Unabridged
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  • Cracow lay in the route that as a fugitive from the Austrian Government he was obliged to choose.

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • We took a private carriage at Cracow, in which we were very comfortable.

    Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
  • Hitherto the Austrian officers in Cracow had not been wont to ask the permission of their general to marry.

  • She will only go to Cracow at Christmas and Easter and in the summer holidays.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • Stanislaus, bishop of Cracow, was descended from an illustrious Polish family.

  • Their child had been born in Cracow while the Austrians were bombarding it in 1848.

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Jagiello, resuming her own attire, remained in Cracow for several weeks without detection.

  • So he consulted yet another dignitary, the High Treasurer of Cracow.

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  • One thousand florins of it she gave as a gift to Anna, who returned with it to Cracow to her father's.

British Dictionary definitions for Cracow


/ˈkrækaʊ; -əʊ; -ɒf/
an industrial city in S Poland, on the River Vistula: former capital of the country (1320–1609); university (1364). Pop: 822 000 (2005 est) Polish name Kraków German name Krakau
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