Associations to the word «Dactyls»

Wiktionary

DACTYL, noun. A poetical foot of three syllables (— ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.

Dictionary definition

DACTYL, noun. A metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables.
DACTYL, noun. A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope