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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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Miserez et al., "The stomatopod dactyl club: a formidable damage-tolerant biological hammer," Science, vol.
Dactyl will provide a higher level of efficiency whether they work in archaeology or as crime scene scientists.
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).
We used the same procedure as the previous laboratory trials, except that trials lasted 2-3 days and we used crabs of similar claw length (mean dactyl length, 29 ram) rather than weight, thus giving C.
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.
WORD MEANING Cera Horns Tri Three Tops Face Micro Small Ovi Egg Tyranno Tyrant Saur Lizard Raptor Robber Pter Wing Dactyl Reptile 1.
True, my students were adept at defining such terms as "allegory" and "dactyl." On the other hand, they found it difficult to summarize an essayist's argument or to paraphrase a poem.
Dactyl or anapest-that extra beat that quivers over
"Iamb, anapest, trochee, dactyl, spondee," he recited, "da dee, da da dee, dee da, dee da da, dee dee." My school bus driver from Boise knew his poetic meter better than I did.
This theatre show for all the family encourages the audience to participate as dinosaur detectives with the help of Dinosaur Joe and Terry Dactyl. Youngsters can unravel the many myths and mysteries about these awesome creatures and discover the truth about what dinosaurs were, how they died and how they acquired such strange names.
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.