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  1  definition  found 
 
  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}. 




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