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crakow

[krah-kou] /ˈkrɑ kaʊ/
noun
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Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English crakowe, after Cracow, the place of origin
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crackowe

long, pointed, spiked shoe worn by both men and women first in the mid-14th century and then condemned by law. Crakows were named after the city of Krakow (Cracow), Pol., and they were also known as poulaines (Polish). Crakows were admired on the feet of the courtiers of Anne of Bohemia, who married Richard II of England. The exaggerated toes were imitated even in armour

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