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  • n. A hoof, claw, or talon.
  • n. A section of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
  • n. Alternative form of unguis.


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Latin, a claw, hoof, from unguis ("nail, claw, hoof").


  • Onomatopœia is the suiting of sound to sense; as, -- quadrupedante putrem sonitū quatit ungula campum, '_And shake with horny hoofs the solid ground_.'

    New Latin Grammar

  • Grant points out to me the possible borrowing from Ennius _Ann_ 439 Vahlen3 'it eques et plausu _caua_ concutit _ungula_ terram'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • The earth shook with the stamping of the hoofs, "_Quadrupedante putrem crepitu quatit ungula campum_."

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • Alternate pity and admiration harrowed up in my bosom anti my brain, many a hidden thought; and amongst them a few of the beautiful notes that were once sung, and exactly in point: (Quadrupedante pufrena sonitn quatit ungula campum.)

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

  • Some have supposed it a poetical imitation of the sound of the trampling of horses, and compare this passage with the celebrated line of Virgil -- "Quadrupedante putrem sonitu quatit ungula campum."

    Female Scripture Biographies, Volume I

  • Ante fugam, absentemque ferit gravis ungula campum.

    The Rambler, sections 1-54 (1750); from The Works of Samuel Johnson, in Sixteen Volumes, Volume I

  • "Pulverulenta putrem fonitu qua tit ungula campum."

    The Works of the English Poets

  • St Nicks … wiki it …. goes way back when, one of me original relo’s i do believe, not a pretender like these other blokes you see ringing bells outside of ungula corporation buildings.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Head boiling with rage.

  • _CM_ desunt docti nec _HI_ quae quoniam nec nos unda summouit ab illa ungula Gorgonei quam caua fecit equi, 80 prosit opemque ferat communia sacra tueri atque isdem studiis imposuisse manum, litora pellitis nimium subiecta Corallis ut tandem saeuos effugiamque Getas, clausaque si misero patria est, ut ponar in ullo 85 qui minus Ausonia distet ab urbe loco, unde tuas possim laudes celebrare recentes magnaque quam minima facta referre mora. tangat ut hoc uotum caelestia, care Suilli, numina, pro socero paene precare tuo.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • (b) FonsPoetarnm., qTtem fingunt Equiy Vegafi dicli-t ungula excitatiim in? noiiteParnaJfo, fede Mufarum.

    Symbolographia, sive, De arte symbolica : sermones septem


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