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cloven hoof

the figurative indication of Satan or evil temptation.
Also called cloven foot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cloven hoof
  • His feet are a blend of the camel's two-toed conjoined footpad and the guanaco's cloven hoof.
  • Here and there the mud was firm enough to hold the impression of a cloven hoof.
  • First he found your cloven hoof and now he is worried about your tin foil hat.
  • He has one peg leg and the other with a cloven hoof.
  • Moose often follow these shores, leaving deep cloven hoof prints.
British Dictionary definitions for cloven hoof

cloven hoof

the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot
the mark or symbol of Satan
Derived Forms
cloven-hoofed, cloven-footed, adjective
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