from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a horse's hoof.


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  • The view from that ledge was amazing, and I stood there for a minute, enjoying the sunshine and the beauty of God's creation, noticing the interesting hoof-shaped tracks in the dirt, and thought, wow, that's odd. i thought that sign said "no horses..."

    listening for God (or how to outrun a bison)

  • In nature, relatively few substances qualify: among them the true tinder fungus found on living birch trees and the false, hoof-shaped tinder fungus found on dead birch and aspens.

    Field & Streams Ultimate Winter Survival Tips

  • Harry noticed there was the shadow of a hoof-shaped bruise on Firenze's chest.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • It was hoof-shaped at the extremity, yet it fit admirably: more unicorn magic, of course.

    Split Infinity

  • The fellow had a beard fully a fathom long, and he stood nearly two fathoms high, his feet being hoof-shaped.

    Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate"

  • The hoof-shaped portion, then inverted and fastened to the side of a building or place of support, serves as a receptacle for soil in which plants are grown.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • He ran on into the piazza, but he quickly heard the tramp of feet behind him, for the other two prisoners had been released, and the soldiers were struggling and fighting their way after them, in such tardigrade fashion as their hoof-shaped shoes would allow -- impeded, but not very resolutely attacked, by the people.


  • The distinguished party attracted the notice of all eyes as it entered the piazza, but the gaze was not entirely cordial and admiring; there were remarks not altogether allusive and mysterious to the Frenchman's hoof-shaped shoes -- delicate flattery of royal superfluity in toes; and there was no care that certain snarlings at


  • Fr.] is a black species, more or less triangular, or sometimes hoof-shaped.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.

  • Fr.,] is hoof-shaped, smoky in color, or gray, and of various shades of dull brown.

    Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.


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