from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the third rank or row among the flight-feathers of a bird's wing; tertiary, as a quill-feather.
- noun A tertiary flight-feather; one of the pennæ, or large feathers, of a bird's wing of the third set, which grow on the elbow or upper arm; one of the tertiaries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Zoöl.) Same as
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun ornithology Any
flight featherattached to the humerus(upper arm) of a bird.
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Sight read not only tertial music but also try reading more contemporary music.
Still some cherries on my tertial stand, although the vireos were working on them just above my head.
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