American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Kraków.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-toed boot or shoe introduced into England in the reign of Richard II., and named from the city of Cracow. Also called, from the name Poland, pollyns. For the same form used in armor, see
- n. an industrial city in southern Poland on the Vistula
“Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a canon at the Cathedral in Cracow, a loyal son of the Church who died after a stroke at the age of 70.”
“Last year it was in Cracow where the memory of the Holocaust and the nearby Nazi death camp at Auschwitz loomed large.”
“The I Army Corps, based in Cracow (Krakau), V Army Corps, with headquarters in Pressburg (Pozsony), and X Army Corps, operating from Przemysl, came under the command of the 1st Army.”
“Cracow is Polish in atmosphere and feeling, and even in the few hours we were there one heard a good deal of Polish hopes and ambitions.”
“Malgorzata Anna Packalén in Cracow, 10 December 2003.”
“His earliest work (1477) is the celebrated altar of the Blessed Virgin in the Church of Our Lady at Cracow, which is made in three parts, as an altar with wings.”
“There are about fifty other churches, as well in the castle as the town; whereof the most celebrated is that of the Virgin Mary in the circle of Cracow, which is governed by an archpresbyter, and fronts ten large streets; having moreover on all sides four rows of magnificent structures.”
“All of Poland's major cities were displayed there—Cracow, Lublin, Lodz.”
“The bishops of Bamberg used to wear a rationale (as the bishops of Paderborn, Eichstätt, Cracow and Toul still do).”
“At the present time it is only used by the Bishops of Eichstätt, Paderborn, Toul, and Cracow (read more about it here).”
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