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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
1640-1650
1640-50
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Examples from the web for cloven-hoofed
  • Foot-and-mouth disease is an extremely contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals.
  • It also affects sheep, goats, deer and other cloven-hoofed ruminants.

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