What the ex-policeman takes for boredom, though, is the stillness of a serpent as its cloven tongue tastes the scent in the breeze.
Testiness mixes with vanity when he reminds Ariel that it was ‘mine art ‘that released him from the cloven pine.’
Their legs were like those of men but their feet were cloven like calves' feet and shone like burning brass.
He emitted a pained hiss through a mouthful of blood, the type of noise a poisonous snake would make after being cloven in half by a farmer's spade.
A diablesse can be recognised from the fact that her left foot is cloven , and that under her skirts can be glimpsed heavy steel fetters.
Only the thigh-length, brown and white goatskin boots with cloven toes offer any indication that here sits the most outlandish, controversial female musician of her generation.
Gregory felt as if his heart had been cloven in twain. ‘What have I done?’
They arrived on the 8th day, and being questioned about their delay, replied that it was due to a violent tempest, and that, the sea being cloven [parted] their prow struck against a rock and was broken.
The southern route eventually lead to Paden, a port city that offered ferries across the cloven straight.
Blake believed man was originally part of the great cosmic ‘Oneness’ until he was wrenched from it and made mortal by the god of the Old Testament and then, insult to injury, further divided by being cloven into the two sexes.