cloven hoof

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Synonyms for cloven hoof

the mark of Satan


a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)


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He is often depicted as a goat, as his horns acknowledge, but we felt cloven hooves would be just too much for our Pan but note his well-developed legs and manly feet.
Well, it took about as long as a tsetse fly spends mating for the Conservatives to break at least two election promises, and that crunching sound you hear is a half dozen more being trampled under a barrage of cloven hooves.
There were several men in the club who had decided to go as Mr Tumnus, and the winning combination of hairy legs, horns, cloven hooves and bare chests touched me in ways I never thought possible.
Maybe you've noticed that the devil is frequently portrayed with goat-like features--horns, a little beard, a pointy chin, and cloven hooves.
The mud also shows imprints of cloven hooves, possibly from a peccary.
A horseman with cloven hooves for feet certainly sounds very devilish -- no doubt `the direction he went' was down
However St Dunstan spotted the cloven hooves beneath the dress, and grabbed the devil's nose with his red hot pincers, thus foiling satan's evil intentions.
Woodson Lateral Records out of Seattle is doing what they can, and doing what they can consists of putting out music that will make you want to stomp your cloven hooves.
Historically, the most frequently discussed taboos are those associated with the early Hebrews, whose most famous restrictions forbade the consumption of animals that did not have cloven hooves and did not chew their cud.
But these signs brought tourists - none of them with cloven hooves, horns or tridents - and even fame, with a German television crew flying all the way from Frankfurt to see them.
No cloven hooves, no grainfeeding, and poo native dung beetles can cope with.
It is a highly infectious viral illness that strikes animals with cloven hooves such as pigs, sheep, cattle, goats and deer.