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  • a  of or consisting of dactyls
    dactylic meter

  • There's a movie in there, but it's buried beneath 24 books of dactylic hexameter and some unfathomably dull speechifying by the gods.
  • To make things more sporting, somewhere along the way is a double-dactylic line of one word.
  • In Pope, for instance, dactylic hexameters were given their royally cadenced English equivalent to which Homeric heroes stepped rather like late-Renaissance princes.

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