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  • n. The imprint made by a hoof; a hoofprint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mark or trace left by an animal's hoof in stepping.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
  • n. a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal


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  • We spent much time touring the countryside, in sun, rain, or snow, following footprints, comparing samples of mud, noting how the type of soil affected the quality and longevity of a footprint or hoofmark.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • At the man's urging the girl lifted the curls away from her left temple to show the unmistakable scar of a hoofmark.

    Fiddler Fair

  • In the olden days, before the West was as much traveled as it is now, it might have been possible for pioneers, such as those featured in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, to have followed and picked up the trail by the mere physical evidences left on the ground -- a footprint here, a hoofmark there, the pressed down grass and so on.

    The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek or Fighting the Sheep Herders

  • Nothing resembling the hoofmark of a horse rewarded her searching.

    North of Fifty-Three

  • "If you drink from the hoofmark of a horse, you will turn into a little foal, and that would never do."

    Old Peter's Russian Tales

  • A little farther on Vanoushka saw the hoofmark of a cow, and there was water in it glittering in the sun.

    Old Peter's Russian Tales

  • She woke, and sprang up, and threw her arms round the neck of the little white lamb, who suddenly became once more her little brother Vanoushka, who had been so thirsty as to drink water from the hoofmark of a sheep.

    Old Peter's Russian Tales

  • We tramped up and down the garden paths, up and down, and back again, his wooden peg making a round hole, like a hoofmark, in the earth.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • If he could be sure of anything it was of the careful scrutiny he had given that cattle track, every hoofmark of which headed straight west.

    Riders of the Purple Sage

  • Not a trace of life remained; not a hoofmark in the snow, nor a bruised blade of grass.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker


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