Definition of Hooflike

1. Adjective. Resembling a hoof; especially having the horny texture of a hoof. "Hooflike calluses"

Partainyms: Hoof

Definition of Hooflike

1. Adjective. Resembling a hoof. ¹

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Definition of Hooflike

1. resembling a hoof [adj] - See also: hoof

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooflike

hoof-and-mouth disease
hoof it
hoof mark
hoofed mammal
hooflike (current term)
hook, line and sinker
hook above
hook and eye

Literary usage of Hooflike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"... altogether smooth, acute pointed, sharply toothed, conspicuously veined, the soft-hairy stem ruddy- tinged, with an enlarged hooflike base. ..."

2. Principles of Breeding: A Treatise on Thremmatology Or the Principles and by Eugene Davenport, Henry Lewis Rietz (1907)
"The leg was not more than two thirds the usual length, and was twisted and functionless, though it terminated with a hooflike growth.1 Extra legs are common ..."

3. The Life of Animals: The Mammals by Ernest Ingersoll (1907)
"... the great sustaining pad beneath the foot, and more need for speed; hence these South American forms show smaller pads and the nails are more hooflike. ..."

4. New National First[-fifth] Reader by Charles Joseph Barnes, J. Marshall Hawkes (1884)
"The limbs are thick and powerful, and each foot has three toes, which are covered with broad, hooflike nails. The tail is small; the head very long and ..."

5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"The legs are thick and almost straight, and covering the toes are hooflike nails. Set on a short, thick neck is a very large head from which extends that ..."

6. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"... the middle one being much larger than the others, of great strength, and provided with a hooflike claw. An examination of these stout and extremely long ..."

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