EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOOF
"Spoils the hoof to put the knife on the sole, Buck," said the smith.
Some of ye fellows is pretty careless wit' hoof grease, I'm thinkin'.
He had got for himself a hoof and part of the shin-bone, to which quite a bit of meat was attached.
His horns are thick, short, and black; and his hoof is also black.
And the knock was produced by Mukhorty, who had twice struck the sledge with his hoof.
The new moon is a golden shoe for the hoof of his heroes' steed.
Dan'l pricked up one ear, then a hoof, and slowly got under way.
We'll hawl up for a minute just, and hoof up the time at a gallop.
"One of the horses must have struck you with its hoof after you fell," she explained.
He will then escape all mischief, and he will be able to clean the frog by folding back the hoof.
Old English hof "hoof," from Proto-Germanic *hofaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hof, Old Norse hofr, Danish hov, Dutch hoef, German Huf "hof"), from PIE *kop- "to beat, strike" (cf. Sanskrit saphah "hoof"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).