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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

(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.

dig·it

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

dactyl

A finger or toe. A digit.
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(Translation Shackleton-Bailey) The Telchines, who are usually associated with Rhodes, are here said to work in "Idaean caves," a locale normally reserved for the Dactyls and Curetes.
And iambic meter is NOT a simple succession of LH verse feet but includes triads (LLL), dactyls (HLL), and spondees (HH) as well.
While keeping Furius' order for increscere and animus, Vergil avoids the opening spondee and increases the number of dactyls with tum magis.
It is therefore strange that the rare occurrences of triple time have been bowdlerized into dactyls and anapaests, following the theories of Michael Collins.
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.
Riek (1971) separated them into the genera Samastacus and Parastacus; he assigned two species [Parastacus spinifrons (Philippi, 1882) and Parastacus araucanius Faxon, 1914] to the genus Samastacus, in view of the following characteristics: P1 dactyls moving horizontally and phallic papillae being relatively long, articulated tubular projections.
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.
So I taught myself dactyls, largely by writingAmong the Goddesses.
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.
In all aquatic crustaceans, high-threshold chemoreceptors are found associated with a bewildering array of inter- and intraspecific morphological types of setae on the pereiopod dactyls, including those on the great claws, on the antennae, on both antennular flagella, and on the mouthparts (authoritatively reviewed by Derby, 1982).
The subsequent description of Davus is so disgusting that it might put one off dactyls forever.