cloven hoof

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cloven hoof

, foot
the divided hoof of a pig, goat, cow, deer, or related animal, which consists of the two middle digits of the foot
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If you are thinking of getting your cloven hooves stuck into the late-Bill Gottlieb's properties, "Fuggetaboutit".
with legs as tall as a man and the cloven hooves of a cow, markings like a leopard or a maze of lightning, and that startling blue-black snake of a twenty-inch tongue.
And since he didn't sprout horns or cloven hooves, and his nose refused to Pinocchio as advertised by the Judiciary Committee Republicans in the infamous Grand Jury tape, there's a distinct possibility of the entire GOP committing mass suicide by continuing to pick on poor ol' Bubba.
They say the Devil always demands payment and sure enough the cloven hooves of Hot Horse Harry were heard clip- clopping behind us.
Cartoons even in the quality press have shown Wright with cloven hooves accepting a check for 30 pieces of silver.
The micropigs, having cloven hooves, must be kept in a facility with special livestock flooring or with a smooth floor deeply covered with pine shavings.
Within a few months the darkness poured in and our fair capital became Satan-central-where the only tourists have cloven hooves and carry cameras of the three-pronged variety.
You can't seriously tell me the xenophobic Tory right, who think folk with cloven hooves start at Calais, will sit tight and watch a Clarke-led party actually becoming all friendly with Johnny Foreigner.
Out goes the Devil's old image of cloven hooves, a forked tail and horns.