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cloven hoof

noun

  1. the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.


cloven hoof

noun

  1. the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot
  2. the mark or symbol of Satan


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcloven-ˈhoofed, adjective
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Example Sentences

Their padded, cloven hooves do minimal damage to trails, making their environmental impact lower than that of other pack animals.

The stranger was shown to a bedroom, and as the servant was pulling off his boots he saw that he had a cloven hoof.

Let a crisis arise, and you never know who may not surprise and horrify you by showing the cloven hoof.

The second item in the complaint of the intermountain cities showed the cloven hoof of the transcontinental carriers.

Monk saw, or thought he saw, the cloven hoof of the Sectaries.

There was a man with a cloven hoof, but then he was meant for the devil.

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