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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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Dorsal surface of P1 carpus with faint median groove, opposable margin of propodite bearing 5 to 9 teeth with pilosity on both sides, but only of their proximal group, dactyl moving obliquely.
13) There are echoes of Hardy's elegiac poetry in this re-naming, in the penciled dactyl with which he looks back on the church that he has helped to reconstruct, and if this was the building that caused Hardy's final disillusionment with his draftsman's role in architectural renovation, it is worth examining what it is about the sketches of the new buildings that contributed to his sense of rupture with the original spirit of the place.
33) Moreover, in a passage similar to ours, Statius refers to the Telchines in a way that suggests conflation with the Dactyls and Curetes: (34)
The view I put forward there may account for the "dignified" quality of the spondaic substitution in hexameter verse; the present argument accounts for the "dignified" quality of the dactyl.
And iambic meter is NOT a simple succession of LH verse feet but includes triads (LLL), dactyls (HLL), and spondees (HH) as well.
They show no return to the scansion of cretics as dactyls (such as we find in Plautus), no iambic shortening, and no interest in archaic words or forms.
The Passacaglia's pairs contrast interestingly with the triplets and dactyls of its other variations.
Dactyls are used in the first half of each line, creating a soft, rocking sound pattern well suited to the patient lament.
Iambs and dactyls are interspersed in lines of varying length to produce a sustained harmony of rhythm, tone, and mood.
Even when I was a boy at school a lot of time was spent studying dactyls, spondees iambs, meter, scansion, caesura and enjambement in more language than English.
After I finished absorbing this idea, I wanted to write in dactyls because I realized that they were clearly being used by the poets in this tradition as a meter of liberation--a rolling, sensual, radical alternative to the established, powerful, conventional beat of iambic pentameter.
The verse form that evolved to narrate Greek epic poetry is the dactylic hexameter: five dactyls, for which a spondee may substitute, and a final spondee or trochee in the last foot.