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hooves

 (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz)
n.
A plural of hoof.

hooves

(huːvz)
n
(Zoology) a plural of hoof

hoof

(hʊf, huf)

n., pl. hoofs hooves for 1,2,4; hoof for 3,5; n.
1. the horny covering protecting the ends of the digits or encasing the foot in certain animals, as the ox and horse.
2. the entire foot of a horse, donkey, etc.
3. Older Use. a hoofed animal, esp. one of a herd.
4. Informal. the human foot.
v.t.
5. Slang. to walk (often fol. by it): Let's hoof it.
v.i.
6. Slang. to dance, esp. to tap-dance.
Idioms:
on the hoof, (of livestock) not butchered; live.
[before 1000; Middle English hof, Old English hōf, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hōf, Old High German huof, Old Norse hōfr; compare Skt śaphás]
References in classic literature ?
The disturbed sheep shied and rushed aside trampling the frozen manure with their hooves.
The hooves were overgrown forward at the tips and inward from the sides.
The hoof capsule from bovine hooves is divided in: wall, sole, heel, heel bulb and white line according to its formation, site and function (Greenough, 2007).
Other goat keepers use a variety of tools including a brush to clean off the hoof, a horse hoof knife for picking out debris, a utility knife for smoothing ragged edges, and a hoof rasp for tough hooves.
In the wild, hooves are naturally maintained by the hard and coarse ground surface.
He also failed to address the overgrown hooves of another horse, known as Billy.
While all their hooves needed attention, 30-year-old Oreo was so emaciated and neglected his bones were protruding from his 30 weak body.
Bear Claw Necklace issue, #300--The gentleman (Rob Nichols) making "claws" from cow hooves is relying a lot on a grinder to shape his claws.
JUST like horses, some of Dudley Zoo's ungulate stock, from giraffes to the goats on the farm, require regular foot care to keep their hooves looking trim and tidy.
The information is backed up with the presentation of accurate measurements from thousands of horses' hooves, as well as examples painstakingly collected over the author's 20 year involvement with trimming the hoof.
Lesions are found between hooves with the inter-digital skin covered in a thin layer of white material or, when more severe, the area is red and swollen.