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Cloven hoof

noun
1.
The mark of Satan.  Synonym: cloven foot.
2.
A hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine).  Synonym: cloven foot.






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... lame and slackened his trot, causing Hare to rein in and dismount. He lifted the right forefoot, the one the horse had favored, and found a stone imbedded tightly in the cloven hoof. He pried it out with his knife and mounted again. Wolf shone faintly far ahead, and presently he uttered a mournful cry which sent a chill to the rider's heart. The silence had been oppressive before; now it was terrible. ...
— The Heritage of the Desert • Zane Grey



Words linked to "Cloven hoof" :   cloven foot, stain, hoof, brand, mark, stigma



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