Definition of Cloven hoof

1. Noun. The mark of Satan.

Exact synonyms: Cloven Foot
Generic synonyms: Brand, Mark, Stain, Stigma



2. Noun. A hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine).
Exact synonyms: Cloven Foot
Generic synonyms: Hoof

Definition of Cloven hoof

1. Noun. A divided hoof, as on bovine animals. ¹

2. Noun. The mark of the Devil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloven Hoof

clouters
clouting
clouts
clouty
clove
clove hitch
clove hitches
clove oil
clove pink
clove pinks
clove tree
cloven
cloven-footed
cloven-hoofed
cloven foot
cloven hoof (current term)
cloven hooves
clovepink
clovepinks
clover
clover-leaf roll
clover-root
clover clamp
clover clamps
clover disease
clover fern
clovered
cloverleaf
cloverleaf interchange
cloverleaf interchanges

Literary usage of Cloven hoof

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1. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"FOJ Smith shows cloven hoof. — Ezra Cornell solves a difficult problem. — Cornell's plan for insulation endorsed by Professor Henry. — Many discouragements. ..."

2. Samuel F.B. Morse: His Letters and Journals by Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Edward Lind Morse (1914)
"FOJ Smith shows cloven hoof. — Ezra Cornell solves a difficult problem. — Cornell's plan for insulation endorsed by Professor Henry. — Many discouragements. ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1836)
"... which seem, by their flattened face, to hare the appearance of one cloven hoof; and hence these animals have been called cloven-footed, ..."

4. Shakspeare's Sonnets Never Before Interpreted: His Private Friends by Gerald Massey (1866)
"This reading will determine two things. First, that * razed shoes' signifies shoes cut or cloven, corresponding to the cloven hoof. ..."

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