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Dactyl (poetry)

A dactyl is a foot in poetic meter. In quantitative verse used in Greek or Latin, a dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables, as determined by syllable weight. In accentual verse used in English, it is a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables—the opposite is the anapaest. An example of dactylic meter is the first line of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Evangeline, in dactylic hexameter: This is the / forest prim- / eval; the / murmuring / pines and the / hemlocks,The first five feet of the line are dactyls. Stephen Fry quotes Robert Browning's The Lost Leader as an example of the use of dactylic metre to great effect, creating verse with "great rhythmic dash and drive": Just for a handful of silver he left us Just for a riband to stick in his coat The first three feet in both lines are dactyls. Another example: the opening lines of Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", his poem about the birth of his poetic voice: Out of the cradle, endlessly rocking Out of the mockingbird's throat, the musical shuttle...

The dactyl "out of the..." becomes a pulse that rides through the entire poem generating the beginning of each new line though the poem as a whole, as is typical for Whitman, is varied and "free" in its use of metrical feet. Dactyls are the metrical foot of Greek and Latin elegiac poetry, which followed a line of dactylic hexameter with dactylic pentameter. In Joyce's Ulysses opening chapter Buck Mulligan quips. Mull-i-gan. Double dactyl

Duncraig railway station

Duncraig railway station is a remote railway station by the shore of Loch Carron on the Kyle of Lochalsh Line, serving Duncraig Castle, a mansion near Plockton, in the Highland council area of northern Scotland. It was a private station, features a unique little octagonal waiting room; the station is a request stop. The station is 57 miles 9 chains from Dingwall, has a single platform, long enough for a two-coach train; the station was built by the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension between Stromeferry and Kyle of Lochalsh, opening on 2 November 1897. Duncraig was closed between 7 December 1964 and 5 January 1976; the station is a Category B listed building. Monday to Saturday, Duncraig is served, by request, by four services each way between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh. On Sundays, there are two services each way in summer, reducing to one each way in winter. Brailsford, Martyn, ed.. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man. Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. Vallance, H. A.. R.. The Highland Railway: The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2.

David St John Thomas. ISBN 0946537232. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Media related to Duncraig railway station at Wikimedia Commons


Daggatun was a nomad tribe of Jewish origin living in the neighborhood of Tementit, in the oasis of Tuat in the Moroccan Sahara. An account of the Daggatun was first given by Rabbi Mordechai Abi Serur of Akka, who in 1857 journeyed through the Sahara to Timbuktu, whose account of his travels was published in the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie. According to R. Mordecai, the Daggatun live in tents and resemble the Berber Tuaregs, among whom they live, in language and general customs, they are fairer in complexion than the generality of African Jews, are still conscious of their origin. They are subject to the Tuaregs. R. Mordecai is the authority for the statement that their settlement in the Sahara dates from the end of the seventh century, when'Abd al-Malik ascended the throne and pushed his conquests as far as Morocco. At Tementit he tried to convert the inhabitants to Islam. Cut off from any connection with their brethren, these Jews in the Sahara lost their Jewish practises and became nominally Muslims.

These statements of R. Mordecai evidently rest upon some foundation; the Arabs driven to Ajaj are to be identified with the Mechagra mentioned by Erwin de Bary, among whom a few Jews are said still to dwell. V. J. Horowitz speaks of many free tribes in the desert regions who are Jews by race, but who have thrown off Jewish customs and have accepted Islam. Among these tribes, Horowitz says, are the Daggatun, numbering several thousands and scattered over several oases in the Sahara as far as the River Dialiva or Niger. Horowitz says that they are warlike and in constant conflict with the Tuaregs. According to Horowitz, the Mechagra mentioned above are to be reckoned as one of these Jewish tribes. African Jews Jews and Judaism in Africa Jews of Bilad el-Sudan History of the Jews in Algeria History of the Jews in Tunisia History of the Jews in Morocco This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore. "Daggatun". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.

Rabbi Isidore Loeb, Les Daggatouns, Paris, 1880: H. S. Morais, The Daggatoun, Philadelphia, 1882. Jews and Berbers, by Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

Mrs. McGrath

"Mrs. McGrath" is an Irish folk song set during the Peninsular War of the early 19th century; the song tells the story of a woman whose son enters the British Army and returns seven years having lost his legs to a cannonball while fighting against Napoleon at the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro. The general theme of the song is one of opposition to war. Along with "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye", it is one of the most graphic of all Irish folk songs that deal with sickness and injuries caused by warfare. Irish folk song collector Colm Ó Lochlainn described "Mrs. Grath" as "known to every true born citizen of Dublin", it was popular among the Irish Volunteers in the years leading up to the 1916 Rising and has been recorded by many singers and folk groups. Although the song dates from the time of the Peninsular Wars between 1807 and 1814, the earliest written account of it in Ireland was in 1876, it is believed to have been popular with soldiers during the American Civil War. In 1958 the song was recorded by Burl Ives on Songs of Ireland and by the Belafonte Folk Singers under the name of "The Sergeant and Mrs. McGrath".

It was recorded by Tommy Makem on his 1961 album, Songs of Tommy Makem. Peg and Bobby Clancy performed it on their LP, As We Roved Out, in 1964; the Clancy Brothers recorded the song on the 1966 album Isn't It Grand Boys under the title "My Son Ted". The Dubliners recorded it on the 1965 EP In Person featuring Ronnie Drew, sung it to new lyrics, though keeping the tune of the original folk song, on the 1968 album Drinkin' and Courtin'; this latter version tells the story of a country boy who goes to college in Dublin but fails due to spending all his money and time on "women and drink". Bruce Springsteen recorded a version of the song on his 2006 album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. Performed on the subsequent Sessions Band Tour, this incarnation was included on the 2007 Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin audio and video release. Springsteen changed the traditional lyrics slightly. In the original song, Mrs. McGrath would rather have her "son as he used to be than the King of France and his whole navy."

In Springsteen's version, this is changed to "King of America." Fiddler's Green recorded the song with different lyrics for their 2009 album Sports Day at Killaloe. The Stanfields recorded the song with modified lyrics for their 2012 album Death & Taxes. Another version of the song tells the same story about a boy called John; the text of this version is much shorter. The "My Son John" version of the song has been recorded by several different artists, including Martin Carthy with The Imagined Village, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span, Lew Bear, actor John C. Reilly. Of these, critic Steven L. Jones singled out Minneapolis group Boiled in Lead's rendition, from their 1989 album From the Ladle to the Grave as a skillful modernization that stayed true to the song's politics and "underlying rage and terror." Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band

Standard Libraries (CLI)

The Standard Libraries is a set of libraries included into the Common Language Infrastructure in order to encapsulate many common functions, such as file reading and writing, XML document manipulation, exception handling, application globalization, network communication and reflection, which makes the programmer's job easier. It is much larger in scope than standard libraries for most other languages, including C++, is comparable in scope and coverage to the standard libraries of Java; the list of standard libraries is Base Class Library, Runtime Infrastructure Library Network Library, Reflexion Library, XML Library (which with the two first listed library are part of the compact profile and the Extended Array Library, Parallel Library, Floating Point Library. The Framework Class Library is the origin of the Standard Libraries as the. NET Framework, which includes the FCL, is the first implementation of the CLI; the main standard libraries are organized into two Standard Profiles, the Kernel Profile and the Compact Profile.

The following standard libraries do not belong to any profile: the Extended Array Library, the Extended Numerics Library, the Parallel Library and the Vararg Library. The Kernel Profile is a subset of the Compact Profile; the Kernel Profile contains Runtime Infrastructure Library. The Compact Profile contains those libraries in the Kernel Profile as well as the Network Library, the Reflection Library and the XML Library; the Base Class Library is a simple runtime library for modern programming languages. It serves as the Standard for the runtime library for the language C# as well as one of the CLI Standard Libraries, it provides types to represent the built-in data types of the CLI, simple file access, custom attributes, security attributes, string manipulation, streams, among other things. It defines types in the following namespaces: System Defines the Object class which all reference type objects derive from and the ValueType class which all value type objects derive from, it defines the base data types like integers, floating point numbers, strings, Boolean and more.

Support for the environment and platform and a command-line interface is provided along with base classes for exceptions and attributes. It defines mathematical functions and many other types. System. Collections Defines many common container types used in programming, such as dictionaries, lists and stacks. System. Collections. Generic Defines generic types of the container types in the System. Collections namespace. System. Diagnostics Defines types, it includes event logging, performance counters and interaction with system processes. System. Globalization Defines types that define culture-related information, including language, country/region, calendars in use, format patterns for dates and numbers and sort order for strings. System. IO Defines type that enable reading from and writing to different streams, such as files or other data streams. Provides a connection to the file system. System. Security Defines types that permissions. System. Security. Permissions Defines types that control access to resources based on policy.

System. Text Defines types that support various character encodings, regular expressions and a more efficient mechanism for manipulating strings. System. Threading Defines types that enable multithreaded programming; the Runtime Infrastructure Library provides the services needed by a compiler to target the CLI and the facilities needed to dynamically load types from a stream in a specified file format. It defines types in the following namespaces: System Defines types for the application domain, pointers and more. System. Reflection Defines types that provide a managed view of loaded types and fields, that can dynamically create and invoke types; these types are relevant to the program runtime. System. Runtime. CompilerServices Defines types that provide functionality for compiler writers who use managed code to specify attributes in metadata that affect the run-time behavior of the Virtual Execution System. System. Runtime. InteropServices Defines types; the Network Library provides simple networking services including direct access to network ports as well as HTTP support.

It defines types in the following namespaces: System Defines types that provide an object representation of a uniform resource identifier and easy access to the parts of the URI. System. Collections. Specialized Defines strongly-typed collections. System. Net Defines types that provide a simple programming interface for a number of network protocols. System. Net. Sockets Defines type that provide a managed implementation of the Windows Sockets interface for developers who need to control access to the network; the Reflection Library provides the ability to examine the structure of types, create instances of types and invoke methods on types, all based on a description of the type. It defines types in the following namespaces: System Defines the void type, a return value type for a method that does not return a value. System. Globalization Defines type; the information includes the names for the culture, the writing system, the calendar used and formatting for dates and sort strings. System. Reflection Defines types that provide a managed view of loaded types and fields

Gas (2004 film)

Gas is a 2004 comedy/drama film, directed by Henry Chan. The film stars Khalil Kain. Upon returning to Los Angeles to attend his father's funeral, Damon soon learns that in order to claim his share of the family inheritance he must work alongside his brother, Mookie — a former drug-dealer who had cost Damon a college scholarship — in keeping the family's long-running gas station in business for at least one year; as the siblings butt heads over matters both great and small, they soon come to realize that it takes more than money to hold a family together. Flex Alexander — Damien Khalil Kain — Mookie Art Evans — Will Brent JenningsMr. Garrison Clyde Kusatsu — Mr. Sang Gina Ravera — Reverend Sheila J. B. Smoove — Ignatius Jennifer Pae — Jee Jessica Lugo — Maria Jo Marie Payton-Noble — Loretta Kelly Perine — Ed Lil' Maxso — Lil' Max$o Mike Batayeh — Hector Sticky Fingaz — Craig Tyson Beckford — Karl A combustible mix of laughter and soul. Gas at AllMovie Gas on IMDb