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dactyl
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 3
1. A finger or toe; a digit.
2. The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
3. A poetical foot of three sylables (- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegmn, E. mer 6ciful; - so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
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