EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DACTYL
This foot, which is the opposite of the dactyl, is known as the anapest.
Pain is always by the side of joy, the spondee by the dactyl.
The letters “v v v” indicate that the dactyl at the beginning of the line has been dropped.
There is a similar contrast in the cases of the dactyl and anapæst.
But in all the feet except the fifth, a spondee ( ) may take the place of the dactyl.
You always feel as if Horace only used it also when he wanted a dactyl.
“Dactyl” is a fine word; in Greek it means “finger”; like a finger, a poetic dactyl has three parts, one long and two short.
The Dactyl, which has the first syllable accented and the two latter unaccented: as, "Jnthin, Jffr-sn."
The proceleusmatic foot, or four short syllables, instead of the dactyl; scen.
This done and you have discovered the Vernal Equinox, or Spring, and without spilling a dactyl.