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cloven-hoofed

[kloh-vuh n-hoo ft, -hooft] /ˈkloʊ vənˈhʊft, -ˈhuft/
adjective
1.
having split hoofs, once assumed to represent the halves of a single undivided hoof, as in cattle.
2.
devilish; Satanic.
Also, cloven-footed
[kloh-vuh n-foo t-id] /ˈkloʊ vənˈfʊt ɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cloven-hoofed
1640-1650
1640-50
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  • And nearer, you could also see a cloven-hoofed faun who had surprised her thus.

  • The cloven-hoofed horse gave one shrill neigh, and one convulsion, and fell back dead.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

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