cloven hoof

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cloven hoof

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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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What is ultimately frightening about the play-turned-movie's courtroom scene is not the specter of some cloven-footed demon, but the not-so-faint echoes of a thousand inquisitions, pogroms, and lynch mobs.
One wishes she had spent more time discussing the extraordinary French legal case of 1619, in which the subjectivity of a cloven-footed child was contested in relation to property inheritance (31ff).
Once in a while visitors find spikes, pieces of rail or cable, cinders, old building foundations, horse shoes, or even the unique half-moon shoe of the cloven-footed ox.
So if you decide to stop at the Oak Grove, bring a Frisbee and leave those cloven-footed animals in the car.