cloven :

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  • v  separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  • v  make by cutting into
  • v  come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  • s  (used of hooves) split, divided

  • Moreover, its been edging its way into yuppier climes for a year or so now, click-clacking its cloven hooves up and down the coasts and to places like Houston and Des Moines.
  • In the July 19 incident, four pigs not being used in foot and mouth research showed symptoms and were found to be infected by the virus, which spreads rapidly in cloven-hoofed .
  • It also affects sheep, goats, deer, and other cloven-hooved ruminants.
News & Articles

  • USDA'S novel cell line identifies all FMD virus serotypes
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new cell line that rapidly and accurately detects foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), which causes a highly contagious and economically devastating disease in cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals.
    July 1, 2013 - Dairy Herd

  • Conrad Black in Toronto Star
    I chose (to write about) Nixon because it was time to re-integrate him into American history and stop pretending that he was a freak with cloven feet and horns who just happened to be elected to national office four times,Black said in a...
  • Alan Simpson in USA Today
    That is a beautiful family,Simpson said. "Forget the politics. We know how Dick is being demonized. He has the red tail sticking out of him and horns and cloven hooves. ......But as a man and a family, he is a wonder."
  • Bret Harte in Mathaba.Net
    Bret Harte wrote in 1860 that little children and old women were mercilessly stabbed and their skulls crushed by axes: "Old women:lay weltering in blood, their brains dashed out:while infants:with their faces cloven with hatchets and their bodies...

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