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  • n. Plural form of hoof.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hoof.


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  • The sound of barking cows and thundering hoofs is the last thing you want to hear.

    Modern Tactics for Hunting Elk

  • And I could tell even now, where there was a sunny bank, and where a group of sun-touched trees; the ring of our horses 'hoofs is in my ear with a thought; and I could almost paint from memory the first view of the camp we went to see.

    Daisy in the Field

  • The oath by the ass’s hoofs is to ridicule the Jew.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • At the top there was a pen-and-ink sketch of a horse with a tail of the shape of a pipe and an endless neck, and below his hoofs were the following words, written in an old - fashioned hand:

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • He talked of the wisdom of his own nation, and told her all about the fits they were so subject to, and how they cured themselves by rubbing their ears with their hind feet, till the blood came, and how their hoofs were a medicine to drive away all kinds of falling sickness, except that occasioned by drinking the strong water that is made of women's tongues and warriors 'hearts [A].

    Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • Having said this, if a WA or DP type hunter with more then a few "hoofs" under there belt suggests a certain caliber or bullet for game animal I'm gonna listen to them as giving me saged advice!

    .270 or 25-06

  • Broncos and buffaloes both have hoofs, so maybe we're talking about the curse of Hoofie.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: Buffs, Broncos Hoofin' It in Hell

  • Or when the nearly naked Mongolian boy wanders into a field of calves, their hoofs dangerously closing in on him.

    Documentary 'Babies' touches hearts, makes mothers' day

  • His attention turned to the flurry of hoofs racing down the track.


  • And Barney twinkled forward on his small hoofs, nozzled the open hand, and came closer, nozzling up the arm, nudging Collins's shoulders with his nose, half-rearing as if to get across the ropes and embrace him.



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