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Digit

An obsolete unit of length equivalent to 0.75 inches.
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Opposable margin of dactyl with four well-developed tubercles, a single prominent tubercle at midlength, and five distal tubercles (dactyl tubercle formula: 0, 5, I, 4).
All four types are used in all styles of anapestic meter (West 1982: 191), though to different degrees, and each has its own name in classical scholarship: the anapest proper (LLH), the dactyl (HLL), the spondee (HH), and the proceleusmatic (LLLL).
An arcade company pays about $55,000 for one Dactyl Nightmare system, compared with $6,000 fore Super Street Fighter II.
The second lever arm (L2) is defined as the distance from the pivot to the tip of the dactyl, or dactyl length.
Well, a Dactyl screech for Leo takes the place of almost all written and spoken language on the globe and melds it into a simplified communication technique.
To her friend Bryher, Moore became Dactyl, shortened from pterodactyl.
AG Could you speak about the dactyl, a form you have worked on for many years?
It's a theatre show for the whole family that encourages the audience to become active dinosaur detectives with the aide of Dinosaur Joe and Terry Dactyl.
He was held along with the company's accountant, Mr Wayne Gunther, as part of Operation Dactyl in which Customs officers raided hotels throughout the country, including premises in Solihull, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and East Sussex.
A pre-launch party for re:Vision is being held on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Dactyl Foundation for the Arts on 64 Grand Street, New York City.
If we examine the stressed and unstressed syllables in each, we hear the clear rhythm of the dactyl, where the first syllable of each three-syllable foot receives the stress;
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.