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Definition of dactyl

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  • dac•tylnoun
  • 1. A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented or of one long syllable followed by two short, as in flattery.
    2. A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.

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  • "Because of the lever action, the striking limb called a dactyl moves much faster than the releasing chitin and attains the tremendous acceleration."

    "Some prefer the _Iambic_ (macron-breve) (short - long) as approaching the nearest to common language; for which reason, they say, it is generally made use of in fables and comedies, on account of it's resemblance to conversation; and because the dactyl, which is the favourite number of hexameters, is more adapted to a pompous style."

    "Other researchers have studied a variety of ways for climbing robots to stick to walls, including dry adhesives, microspines, so-called "dactyl" spines or large claws like ROCRs, suction cups, magnets, and even a mix of dry adhesive and claws to mimic wall-climbing geckos."

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