- Lit. 'window shoes'.Cf. Paul's window
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Paul's window — A strange phrase found in Chaucer s Miller s Tale used of a pair of shoes worn by a dandyish clerk. The upper parts of these fancy shoes were cut away, somewhat like tracery, allowing the red hose to show through. The reference is to a *rosace in … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases