cloven


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(used of hooves) split, divided

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For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.
He is dead, dear Mother; for just now a very huge beast with four great feet came to the pool and crushed him to death with his cloven heel.
About midway between the head and the mouth of Macarger's Gulch, the hill on the right as you ascend is cloven by another gulch, a short dry one, and at the junction of the two is a level space of two or three acres, and there a few years ago stood an old board house containing one small room.
Abruptly, as if cloven by the sword of God in the hand of God, the jungle terminated.
Walking through the woods he almost expects to catch glimpses of hamadryads peering from their trees, nymphs rising from the fountains, and startled fauns with shaggy skins and cloven feet scurrying away among the bushes.
A rush and crash like the reversed rush of a rocket was cloven with a strident and incessant yelling.
Some more potent upheaval had cloven a great slice from the marble mantel.
Then the woman has not a cloven hoof for her dairy, or her loom, and I believe even the grunters, foot sore as they be, are ploughing the prairie.
Don't look away from me to that cloven tree; it is a bad omen.
1855: The "Devil's Footprints" appeared in snowbound South Devon - an estimated 100 miles of cloven hoofprints, eight inches apart in a single line and measuring four inches by two, reported from more than 30 different locations.
1855: The 'Devil's Footprints' appeared in snowbound South Devon - 100 miles of cloven hoofprints, eight inches apart in a single line.
Summary: A man with cloven hoofs in place of feet and a clay pot on his head sips liquor from a martini glass while riding on the back of a giant fish with legs.
1855: The "Devil's Footprints" appeared in snowbound South Devon - 100 miles of cloven hoofprints, eight inches apart in a single line and measuring four inches by two.
Washington, January 15 ( ANI ): Charlie Sheen has called his former wife Denise Richards a ''pig'' and said that she has cloven hooves instead of feet.
Krampus' appearance traditionally has long goats horns, straggled hair, cloven hooves and a forked tongue.