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cleave

See cleavage.

cleat, cleave

claw of any cloven-footed animal.
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Developing Cohn's argument further, I gave as one example the way that Murray accounts for the Devil's cloven hoof by supposing that the coven leader, as his human representative, wore "a specially formed boot or shoe" as a token of his identity (Murray 1921: 31-2), and commented that this rationalization was "unintentionally funny" (Simpson 1994: 90-1).
I could almost hear the beating of the angels' wings,'' he said, ``or maybe it was cloven hoof beats.
I couldn't believe it - the footprints were in the shape of a cloven hoof.