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hoof


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoof  \Hoof\,  n. 
 
  {On  the  hoof},  of  cattle,  standing  (on  the  hoof);  not 
  slaughtered.  Hook  \Hook\,  n.  (Geog.) 
  A  spit  or  narrow  cape  of  sand  or  gravel  turned  landward  at 
  the  outer  end  as  Sandy  Hook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloven  \Clo"ven\,  p.  p.  &  a. 
  from  {Cleave},  v.  t. 
 
  {To  show  the  cloven  foot}  or  {hoof},  to  reveal  a  devilish 
  character,  or  betray  an  evil  purpose,  notwithstanding 
  disguises,  --  Satan  being  represented  dramatically  and 
  symbolically  as  having  cloven  hoofs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoof  \Hoof\,  n.;  pl  {Hoofs},  very  rarely  {Hooves}.  [OE.  hof, 
  AS  h[=o]f;  akin  to  D.  hoef,  G1huf,  OHG.  huof,  Icel.  h[=o]fr, 
  Sw  hof,  Dan.  hov;  cf  Russ.  kopuito  Skr.  [,c]apha. 
  [root]225.] 
  1.  The  horny  substance  or  case  that  covers  or  terminates  the 
  feet  of  certain  animals,  as  horses,  oxen,  etc 
 
  On  burnished  hooves  his  war  horse  trode.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  A  hoofed  animal;  a  beast. 
 
  Our  cattle  also  shall  go  with  us  there  shall  not  a 
  hoof  be  left  behind.  --Ex.  x.  26. 
 
  3.  (Geom.)  See  {Ungula}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoof  \Hoof\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  walk  as  cattle.  [R.]  --William  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  be  on  a  tramp;  to  foot.  [Slang,  U.S.] 
 
  {To  hoof  it},  to  foot  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoof 
  n  :  the  horny  end  of  the  foot  in  hoofed  animals 
  v  :  informal  or  colloquial  synonyms  of  'walk'  "  [syn:  {foot},  {leg 
  it},  {hoof  it}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hoof 
  a  cleft  hoof  as  of  neat  cattle  (Ex.  10:26;  Ezek.  32:13);  hence 
  also  of  the  horse,  though  not  cloven  (Isa.  5:28).  The  "parting 
  of  the  hoof"  is  one  of  the  distinctions  between  clean  and 
  unclean  animals  (Lev.  11:3;  Deut.  14:7). 
 




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