cloven-footed


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clo·ven-footed

(klō′vən-fo͝ot′ĭd)
adj.
Cloven-hoofed.

clo′ven-foot′ed


adj.
cloven-hoofed.
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Adj.1.cloven-footed - of or relating to the cloven feet of ruminants or swine
Translations

cloven-footed

[ˌkləʊvnˈfʊtɪd] ADJ [animal] → de pezuña hendida; [devil] → con pezuña
References in classic literature ?
After the brilliant failure of his first theatrical venture, he dared not return to the lodging which he occupied in the Rue Grenier-sur-l'Eau, opposite to the Port-au-Foin, having depended upon receiving from monsieur the provost for his epithalamium, the wherewithal to pay Master Guillaume Doulx-Sire, farmer of the taxes on cloven-footed animals in Paris, the rent which he owed him, that is to say, twelve sols parisian; twelve times the value of all that he possessed in the world, including his trunk-hose, his shirt, and his cap.
If we had descended to the next order of spectators, we should have found an equal degree of abhorrence, though less of noise and scurrility; yet here the good women gave Black George to the devil, and many of them expected every minute that the cloven-footed gentleman would fetch his own.
However, like all cloven-footed animals, horses can make a mess of muddy ground.
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you".