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1) Dactyls (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...the Anvil; but was afterwards increased to five males and five females, whence their name Dactyls or Fingers. 1...

2) Hexameter and Pentameter. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...each of which ends with an extra long syllable. The former half consists of two metres, dactyls or spondees; the latter half must be two dactyls. The following is...

3) Hexameter Verse. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...being a dactyl and the sixth either a spondee or a trochee. The other four may be either dactyls or spondees. Homer s two epic poems and Virgil s Aeneid are written...

4) Cybele. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...entrusted with the general welfare of the people. She was attended by the Corybantes and Dactyls, who honored her with wild music and dancing. At her annual spring...

5) §11. Campion. XIV. Elizabethan Criticism. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...his distinguishing characteristic and his saving merit) he admits not merely spondees but dactyls, anapaests (rarely) and even tribrachs as substitutes. By the aid...

6) §14. "The Vision of Judgment". II. Byron. Vol. 12. The Romantic Revival. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...humour is, however, held in reserve until Southey himself appears and recites the spavin d dactyls of his Vision to the outraged ears of the assembled ghosts and...

7) §4. Walter Map. X. English Scholars of Paris and Franciscans of Oxford. Vol. 1. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of Romance. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...vision of the corruptions of the church set forth in 110 riming quatrains of accentual dactyls in lines of the type: Omnis a clericis fluit enormitas. In the accentual...

8) §1. Drayton s Boyhood. X. Michael Drayton. Vol. 4. Prose and Poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...Welsh; and it has been suggested 5 that on Hewes s lips the boy may have heard those rough dactyls of the old folk-ballad Agincourt, Agincourt, which gallop through...

9) Introduction. Monroe, Harriet, ed. 1917. The New Poetry: An Anthology
...appeared, the ear of the average reader—that formidable person—was attuned to anapæsts, dactyls, choriambics, sapphics, rhymed or unrhymed. He could not call them...

10) 32. On Translating the Odes of Horace by William Peterfield Trent. Matthews, Brander, ed. 1914. The Oxford Book of American Essays
...the year does from the diction of Horace or of any other good poet. It is true that English dactyls are dangerous things, especially in translations, where the padding...

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