from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having cloven hooves, as deer or cattle do.
- adj. Satanic; devilish.
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- adj. having the hoof divided into two parts, as the ox
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the hoof divided into two parts, as the ox.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the cloven feet of ruminants or swine
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The highly infectious disease is often fatal for cloven-hoofed animals including cows, sheep, pigs and goats, causing blisters on the mouth and feet.
Foot-and-mouth disease, while highly infectious among cloven-hoofed animals, does not affect humans.
Since late November, nearly 1.7 million cloven-hoofed animals have been culled.
Another striking image: a late painting from 1902 called "Barbaric Tales," which depicts an old friend who had died as a cloven-hoofed specter, accompanied by a seated nude woman in a Buddha-like pose.
… Perhaps, too, a cloven-hoofed, bristly haired mammal will become airborne and the rosette-like marking of a certain breed of ferocious feline will become altered.
But it was our own Evangelical, oxy-moronic (sic) Judeo-Christian (sic) cloven-hoofed Pat Robertson, who chats often with God who gave us the real lowdown on Israel's "moral" savagery.
Of the cloven-hoofed animal, plain or with cheese, you may eat, but not in the living room.
Perhaps I should pick up a course in Conversational Abyssal at a local community college on the chance I could catch the ear of these cloven-hoofed devils.
All four of them are more distant cousins still of other cloven-hoofed animals, such as pigs and warthogs which are cousins of each other and of peccaries.
Even more surprisingly, the molecular evidence shows that hippos are more closely related to whales than they are to the cloven-hoofed animals such as pigs and ruminants which look much more like them.
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