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digit

 [dij´it]
a finger or toe.

dig·it

(dij'it), [TA]
A finger or toe.
See also: finger, toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA], dactyl, dactylus
[L. digitus]

dactyl

/dac·tyl/ (dak´til) a digit.

dactyl

(dăk′təl)
n.
1.
a. A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented, as in flattery.
b. A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of one long syllable followed by two short syllables.
2. A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.

dac·tyl′ic (-tĭl′ĭk) adj. & n.
dac·tyl′i·cal·ly adv.

dactyl

[dak′til]
Etymology: Gk, daktylos, finger
a digit (finger or toe). dactylic [daktil′ik] adj.

dig·it

(dij'it) [TA]
A finger or toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA] , dactyl, dactylus.
[L. digitus]

dactyl

A finger or toe. A digit.

dactyl

digit (toe or finger)

dactyl

a digit.
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If he builds his poem from description and question to demand and exclamation, she calls his tone back to question and description; if he insists on a vision, she denies even those remnants of sound that she offered; if he insists upon incantatory sound elements in the hopes of reconstituting her voice, she tears open his dactyls, his rhymes, and his folk song allusions.
In his description of the parts of Harmonia's necklace Statius refers to the following Orphic/theogonic elements: (1) Morgus the Dactyl (and the story of the death of Zeus on Crete) via the smaragdi; (2) Celmis the Dactyl via the reference to adamas; (3) Athena and the Curetes via the "Gorgon eyes"; (4) the story of the Titanomachy and/or Gigantomachy via the "thunderbolt ash"; (5) the story of Dionysus's death at the hands of the Titans via the Apples of the Hesperides; (56) and (6) the Argonautica tale via the reference to the Golden Fleece (this story vaguely fits the hypothesis because, as mentioned above, both Orpheus and the Dactyls/Curetes figure in it).
Specimen measurements follow Taylor (2000), with the exception of a formula we develop for describing the number of tubercles on the opposable margins of the dactyl and propodus.
Speaking of high expectations placed on the reader, are we expected to be familiar with unexplained terms such as "gliuommari" (a twentieth-century term referring to the dramatic and musical "entanglement" during buffo finales), "sdrucciolo rhythm" (poetic lines ending with the stress on the antepenultimate syllable, thus, a dactyl line ending), "sorbeto aria" (the first aria of the second act assigned generally to the most unimportant singers because the clinking of the sorbet glasses of the audience, just returning from refreshments, made it apparently inaudible and hence pretty irrelevant) to mention some I readily recall--or do such terms call for brief explanations somewhere?
Then one day, Myra asked us to create a poem using dactyl and trochee rhythms, which lend themselves to heavier themes.
And] there was no wind" becomes "and not a breath of wind any-where" (2:04): anapest and spondee become three dactyls and an amphimacer; "groping their way in" becomes "groping blindly in" (2:06): dactyl and trochee become three insistent trochees, the last catalectic; "took a ship's shape as she past within" becomes "took on the shape of a ship as she passed within" (2:14): trochee, spondee, anapest, and iamb become three rocking dactyls and an amphimacer; and "my view a live-sea" becomes "my view, a proper, live-sea" (3:15): spondee, pyrrhic syllable, spondee become spondee, amphibrach, sponde e.
Los astronomos con sentido del humor afirman que los asteroides son planetas a medio hacer, aunque claro que unos estan mas hechos que otros; los hay de mil kilometros de diametro, como el llamado Ceres o el Ida que hasta un satelite tiene, el Dactyl, y tambien los hay de apenas un kilometro de diametro.
28 Galileo spacecraft bound for Jupiter flies past and photographs asteroid Ida and discovers its little moon, Dactyl, 1993.
This covers the traditional notions anapest, dactyl, iamb, and spondee.
A lawyer's letter from Messrs Terry, Dactyl and Co?
The VAT inquiry started with a nationwide VAT crackdown codenamed Operation Dactyl in which Customs officials raided hotels up and down the country.