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Digit

An obsolete unit of length equivalent to 0.75 inches.
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This structure may have allowed for the evolution of the dactyl club, the researchers theorized, pointing out that this diversification happened just when hard-shelled prey first appeared.
Dactyl is available at the Apple App Store for iPads and Professor Thompson has been impressed by the number of people downloading the app.
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.
The synchrony for each joint in a single stride was measured as the time of maximum extension after the time of liftoff of the dactyl.
Rhythmically, the poem maintains the aching insistence of dactyls, the strength of will in that original stress followed by the passivity of two unstressed beats.
Scelmis is a different name for Celmis: Nonnus pairs him with Damnameneus, Celmis's Dactyl brother in older texts.
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.
The second lever arm (L2) is defined as the distance from the pivot to the tip of the dactyl, or dactyl length.
Neck Face's Closed Casket 666 exhibit was at Dactyl Foundation in New York City.
musical meter) responses of composers to various poetic meters, the effect of various styles of musical declamation on the original form and punctuation of the poetry, the implications of enjambment for musical settings (and the consequences of certain types of musical setting for enjambment), the rediscovery by poets of the dactyl and its musical results, and many other matters central to the more practical aspects of setting poetry to music.
The poet uses a wide variety of forms, metric lengths, number of stanza and number of lines--mixed iambic, dactyl, troche, and anapestic.
Perhaps, one double dactyl leading to another, some then would have picked up a copy of the novel Tumbling in the Hay [1939], in which Gogarty turns the authorial tables on Joyce in depicting a jejune Dublin aesthete with the familiar name of "Kinch.