cloven foot


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cloven foot

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Noun1.cloven foot - the mark of Satancloven foot - the mark of Satan      
stigma, stain, brand, mark - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
2.cloven foot - a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
hoof - the foot of an ungulate mammal
References in classic literature ?
There will be no such thing as living with him—they are both bad shots though, mere chance—mere chance—now, I never fired twice at a cloven foot in my life—it is hit or miss with me—dead or run away-had it been a bear, or a wild-cat, a man might have wanted both barrels.
Although it shares certain geological and climatic features with other areas, the Fifth Continent 'was a place where no cloven foot had broken the soil' and one whose geo-climatic conditions were unsuitable for European-style agriculture.
The story of the mysterious house guest with the cloven foot has become a legendary tale.
Examination of, for example, the Book of Kells, shows that the subjects are clearly wearing sandals, and the "cloven foot" is in fact the sandal strap, as can be seen worn by the young on any high street.
Whatever left the prints seems to have had a cloven foot, and it walked in a complete straight line with an unusually large stride of about 13 inches.