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n. pl.1.Long-toed boots or shoes formerly worn in many parts of Europe; - so called from Cracow, in Poland, where they were first worn in the fourteenth century.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The 'cracowes" of mediaeval time, with their long tapering points, eventually became so long and tapering as to make walking impossible, and their successors, the duckbill shoes of the 16th and 17th centuries, were so wide and flat that they too created severe problems.