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An obsolete unit of length equivalent to 0.75 inches.
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In summary, we have proven the technical feasibility to create a synthetic analogue of 3D helicoidal fibre architecture mimicking the structures found in mantis dactyl club.
"Dactyl provides a way of accessing bone material when not in a laboratory and is extremely useful in places where they do not have access to skeletal material," he explained.
Dactyl thorax index (DTI) = (Cannon bone circumference/ Heart girth) x 100.
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.
Now Zenobius/Sophocles claims that Celmis was a Dactyl, while Ovid juxtaposes Celmis and the Curetes in his text and gives Celmis the very Curetic-looking role of being a friend to the young Jove.
The second lever arm (L2) is defined as the distance from the pivot to the tip of the dactyl, or dactyl length.
Pop posers: 1 Billy Bragg; 2 Terry Dactyl; 3 Seaside Shuffle by Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs; 4 Undertones; 5 Odyssey; 6 Saturday Nite; 7 Belinda Carlisle; 8 Brian Harvey, 9 East 17; 10 Ray Charles's.
Donald 'Catweazle' Ellis, Ian 'Blue-tongued Skink' Wood, the legendary Johnny ' Hotdog' Roberts, Terry 'Dactyl' Johnson, Dave 'the Paris Cat' Booth, Dennis 'Hamster' and Nicky 'Buster' Brook and a whole cast of overweight, balding, injured veterans rolled back the years with the flashes of genius and utter ineptitude that characterised their heyday in 1988.
Neck Face's Closed Casket 666 exhibit was at Dactyl Foundation in New York City.
Here he addresses such topics as the metric (i.e., 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.
The dactyl formula ranges from 0, 4-8, I, 3-4 (5), while the propodus formula is 0, i, 3-6, I, (2) 3-4.