To hoof it
Hoof Hoof, v. i. 1. To walk as cattle. [R.] --William Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To hoof it}, to foot it.

{On the hoof}, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered.

{beef on the hoof}, live cattle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hoof — Hoof, v. i. 1. To walk as cattle. [R.] William Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] {To hoof it}, to foot it. {On the hoof}, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered. {beef on the hoof}, live… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoof glue — is an adhesive made by boiling down the hooves of ungulates. It is a partially hydrolyzed keratin. It is a kind of animal glue. History Hoof glue was widely used throughout human history. The oldest known bow is 9780 years old and made using hoof …   Wikipedia

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