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hoof,

horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammalmammal,
an animal of the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammalia. The female has mammary glands, which secrete milk for the nourishment of the young after birth. In the majority of mammals the body is partially or wholly covered with hair; the heart has four chambers, and
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. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.

hoof

[hu̇f]
(vertebrate zoology)
Horny covering for terminal portions of the digits of ungulate mammals.
A hoofed foot, as of a horse.

hoof

1. the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
2. the foot of an ungulate mammal
3. a hoofed animal
References in classic literature ?
A horse rose close upon him, and in another moment, half rising, he had been borne down under the horse's hoofs.
I tell you, old trapper, this is no horse; neither in hoofs, head, nor hide.
He urged on his mare, and to his delight felt that she easily quickened her pace, and the thud of Gladiator's hoofs was again heard at the same distance away.
he thought, catching the thud of Gladiator's hoofs behind him.
Rile some other pool with your clumsy hoofs, and let your betters alone after this
The man, too, listened, and heard, faintly, the thud of hoofs on soft earth.
Though goats are said to love kneeling, they actually use their carpal joint, which is the joint above the hoof joint in the front legs.
Eddie Van Hoof, UK Coaching's coach of the year in 2016, was sacked by British Gymnastics on Thursday after a threemonth investigation into allegations of misconduct.
Then when done, plunged by the shoe hissing into the water to cool and make Ready to fit to the hoof of the waiting horse, tethered to a stake.
The hoof capsule from bovine hooves is divided in: wall, sole, heel, heel bulb and white line according to its formation, site and function (Greenough, 2007).
GOAT HOOF TRIMMING IS a necessary part of keeping and raising goats.
VETERANS Mick Easterby (below) and HOOF IT can show age is no barrier to sprinting glory at York today.