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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If Sunday is the Lord's day, then "Sunday" the mule is certainly the Lord's cloven-hoofed mammal.
Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals such as pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer.
Japan banned imports of South Korean pork as a precautionary measure in March 2000 after South Korean cows were found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious illness that affects cloven-hoofed animals.
Japan imposed the restriction as a precautionary measure in March 2000 after South Korean cows were found to be affected with foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious illness that affects cloven-hoofed animals.
A spokesman for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: "Reindeer are cloven-hoofed and so are capable of catching and carrying Foot and Mouth.
Taiwan's response to the mad cow case is largely symbolic, since imports of meat and processed goods of cattle, sheep, pigs and other cloven-hoofed animals have been banned since March last year due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Japan.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) attacks cloven-hoofed animals like cows, pigs, and sheep, and is triggered by a virus (microscopic agent that causes disease).
Mr Suddockwon an urgent meeting with zoos minister Bob Ainsworth and now thinks only cloven-hoofed animals - those that catch rather than carry the disease - would face culling.
The spread of brain-wasting Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) plaguing cattle, outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth Disease among cloven-hoofed animals, and a rash of Foot-in-Mouthitis cases which have brought down cabinet ministers and weakened lots of other politicians all have the appearance of being out of control.
Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious viral disease that causes blisters and fever in cloven-hoofed animals.
Characterized by the development of blisters in the mouths and on the feet of cloven-hoofed animals, the disease can be fatal to animals.
Anyway, the now cloven-hoofed emperor ends up in a tense alliance with the big, decent-to-a-fault peasant Pacha (John Goodman, whose screen character bears a remarkably strong physical resemblance).