from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The third of the seven canonical hours. No longer in liturgical use.
- noun The time of day appointed for this service, usually the third hour after sunrise.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A third; a third part.
- noun Same as
- noun In Scots law, a right corresponding to dower in English law; a real right whereby a widow who has not accepted any special provision is entitled to a life-rent of one third of the heritage in which her husband died infeft, provided the marriage has endured for a year and a day, or has produced a living child. No widow is entitled to her terce until she is regularly kenned to it. See
ken, transitive verb, 5.
- noun In the Roman Catholic and Greek churches, and in religious houses, and as a devotional office in the Anglican Church, the office of the third hour: originally and properly said half-way between sunrise and noon. See
canonical hours, under canonical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The third
canonical hour; about 9 a.m.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the third canonical hour; about 9 a.m.
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Since the site is not sheltered the bottom terce could cause mixing.
Of the days with winds in the NCAR first terce less than or equal to 2.2 mps, only 45% of them were in the first terce of the actual station winds.
Since the site is highly sheltered the top three terce could seem calm. the top 9 decile could be calm.
As an alternate exercise, estimate the median windspeed in the “calm” reanalysis terce and the “windy” reanalysis terce for Phoenix and see how little difference exists.
As an exercise, take a pencil and divide the dots into thirds along the x-axis and then the y-axis, with 1/3 of the dots being in the “calm” terce, 1/3 in the “normal” terce and 1/3 in the “windy” terce.
While this is higher than terce 2 (39%) or terce 3 (35%), the difference is not statistically significant.
The 95% confidence intervals are terce 1, 37% – 52%; terce 2, 33% – 45%; terce 3, 30% – 41%.
Let everie sound of a pitch keep still in reson-ance, jemcrow, jackdaw, prime and secund with their terce that whoe betwides them, now full theorbe, now dulcifair, and when we press of pedal (sof!) pick out and vowelise your name.
Finnegans Wake 2006
In the lower field a terce of lanciers, shaking unsheathed shafts, their arms crossed in sal-tire, embusked, sinople.
Finnegans Wake 2006
Munday (13) I sent a man to the maine in Gabriels boat and he brought vs aboord 8 barricoes of fresh water: the latitude of the said Morgiouets is sixtie eight degrees and a terce.
The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003
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