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pedal

 [ped´'l]
pertaining to the foot or feet.

ped·al

(ped'ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation pē'dal. Avoid the redundant phrase foot pedal.
Relating to the feet, or to any structure called pes.
[L. pedalis, fr. pes (ped-), a foot]

pedal

/ped·al/ (ped´'l) pertaining to the foot or feet.

pedal

(pĕd′l)
adj.
(also pēd′l) Of or relating to a foot or footlike part: the pedal extremities.

ped′al·er, ped′al·ler n.

pedal

[ped′əl]
Etymology: L, pes, foot
pertaining to the foot.

ped·al

(ped'ăl)
Relating to the feet, or to any structure called pes.
[L. pedalis, fr. pes (ped-), a foot]

pedal

of or relating to the foot, particularly those of molluscs.

pedal (pēˑ·dl),

adj pertaining to the foot.

pedal

pertaining to the foot or feet.

pedal arthritis
seen most often in cattle with septic arthritis of the distal interphalangeal joint.
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Septic pedal interphalangeal arthritis. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997
pedal bone
the distal phalanx of ungulates, especially the horse.
pedal bone rotation
causing penetration of the sole of the horse's foot; a characteristic of severe laminitis.
pedal fracture
fractures of the pedal bone occur most commonly in horses. They may involve a wing or extensor process. They are usually transverse in cattle.
pedal osteitis
a rarefying osteitis of the pedal bone in the foot of the horse. Causes local pain and lameness.
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In the middle section of the fugue, Harrison creates rhythmic equivalents for other tonal features frequently found in fugues, including imitative motives derived from the subject, melodic sequences, and pedal points.
These are the shift to a different pedal point (E) and referential scale (Locrian), and the introduction of set class 3-3 (014) as a foreign interval collection.
Though Rinds changes pedal point and referential scale, his strategy in line 3 is a microcosm of that of the other two-in this case, he derails E Locrian by introducing one foreign pitch class and one foreign interval collection.
Since line 4, "And still she's combing her long hair before the looking-glass," returns to the image of the woman combing, it is given music that returns to F as pedal point and the Dorian scale.
12, adopts a similar approach to projecting a continuous line out of the song's pedal point, B[nature].
By means of this procedure, symmetry around the pedal point gradually takes over the organizing role functional tonality had played, effectively depicting the story line in Songs 12 and 15, the gradual death of the poet's love (tonality = love, symmetry = death of love).
There are two principal reasons for this assessment: Dillon's development plans are given plenty of room to move because they do not fall into markedly distinct sections; and the pedal points really are "middle music" on the way to other events, thus avoiding the difficulties in L'oeuvre au noir, where the pedal is perpetually at the center of attention.
Beginning on page 70 under the heading "Some Explanations and Amplifications" the following topics are discussed: hairpins, pointing, breath points, directioning the hand, going to, the left hand, upbeats, dotted rhythms, chords, beat and pulse, pedal points, finishing off, dynamic and agogic accents, bringing out a melody, "lifting the hand" or "lifting up to," letting the hand "come with you," and practicing in different rhythms.