Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In farriery, the hind foot of a horse when the horn cleaves just in the middle of the fore part of the hoof, from the coronet to the shoe.

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Examples

  • A moment after Ctesippus himself was struck down by the lance of Philoetius, who mocked him as he fell saying: "There is for the ox-foot which thou didst lately bestow on Odysseus, thou noisy railer!"

    Stories from the Odyssey

  • This gift is thy recompense for the ox-foot that thou gavest of late to the divine Odysseus, when he went begging through the house.

    Book XXII

  • This gift is thy recompense for the ox-foot that thou gavest of late to the divine Odysseus, when he went begging through the house. '

    The Odyssey

  • But Telemachus struck down Amphimedon, and the herdsman of the kine slew Ctesippus, saying: "Take this, for the ox-foot which thou gavest to our guest."

    The Story of the Odyssey

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