Digit

(redirected from dactyl)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Digit

An obsolete unit of length equivalent to 0.75 inches.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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).
For example, the headset you wear to see your way around Dactyl Nightmare houses two tiny TV screens, one for each eye.
After I finished absorbing this idea, I wanted to write in dactyls because I realized that they were clearly being used by the poets in this tradition as a meter of liberation--a rolling, sensual, radical alternative to the established, powerful, conventional beat of iambic pentameter.
LEO SPEAKS fluent Dactyl (Pterodactyl, you slow fucks).
John Ahern, in a splendid article, seized upon the fact that the opening verse of Canto XV ends "with a dactyl after over a thousand non-dactylic endings" (p.
LIFE IN THE WOODS Verne Dawson @ Gavin Brown's enterprise; Erick Swenson @ James Cohan; Ugo Rondinone @ Matthew Marks; Michelle Segre @ Derek Eller; Yelena Yemchuk @ Dactyl Foundation; animals are people, too; Loretta Lux @ Yossi Milo; Giuseppe Penone @ The Drawing Center; ornamental education.
MY mother insists there was a group in the '70s called Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs.
Cross, who has been quizzed as part of a nationwide investigation code-named Operation Dactyl, issued a statement following his decision.
To her friend Bryher, Moore became Dactyl, shortened from pterodactyl.