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  • A corruption of 'three~thirds'. It denoted a draught, once popular, made up of a third each of ale, beer, and 'two~penny', in contradistinction to 'half~and~half'. This beverage was superseded in 1722 by the very similar porter, or 'entire'.
    Robert Chambers, Encyclopedia, 1874

    February 4, 2009