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 for hoof
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoof \Hoof\, v. i.
     1. To walk as cattle. [R.] --William Scott.
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     2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.]
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     To hoof it, to foot it.
     On the hoof, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not
     beef on the hoof, live cattle.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoof \Hoof\ (h[=oo]f), n.; pl. Hoofs (h[=oo]fs), very rarely
     Hooves (h[=oo]vz). [OE. hof, AS. h[=o]f; akin to D. hoef,
     G. huf, OHG. huof, Icel. h[=o]fr, Sw. hof, Dan. hov; cf.
     Russ. kopuito, Skr. [,c]apha. [root]225.]
     1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the
        feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc.
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              On burnished hooves his war horse trode. --Tennyson.
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     2. A hoofed animal; a beast.
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              Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a
              hoof be left behind.                  --Ex. x. 26.
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     3. (Geom.) See Ungula.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the foot of an ungulate mammal
      2: the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
      v 1: walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" [syn: foot, leg it,
           hoof, hoof it]
      2: dance in a professional capacity

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoof":
     ambulate, ankle, arch, circumambulate, clog, clubfoot, dance,
     digit, dog, extremity, fetlock, foot, foot it, forefoot, forepaw,
     fox-trot, harefoot, heel, hoof it, hop, instep, jaywalk, jog on,
     leg, leg it, pace, pad, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity,
     pedes, pedestrianize, perambulate, peripateticate, pes, pied,
     prance, pug, shake, shimmy, shuffle, shuffle along, skip, sole,
     splayfoot, step, stride, stump it, tap-dance, toe, tootsy, traipse,
     tread, trip, troop, trotter, ungula, walk, waltz

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a cleft hoof as of neat cattle (Ex. 10:26; Ezek. 32:13); hence
     also of the horse, though not cloven (Isa. 5:28). The "parting
     of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and
     unclean animals (Lev. 11:3; Deut. 14:7).

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