At tierce a short chapter-mass was sung followed by continued study; from terce to sext the nuns shall read lessons (l. 1905).
They engaged in tierce, and Andre-Louis led the attack by a beat and a straightening of the arm.
One trump and a tierce major is too weak, unless the fifth card is a court card.
The steel sung with our quick changes from 'quarte' to 'tierce'.
He aimed a furious thrust in tierce at Captain Runacles' breast.
This day I sent my cozen Roger a tierce of claret, which I give him.
And he killed him with a beautiful feint and thrust in tierce.
Application of a tierce of all escheats to the use of public works.
Cut-over and disengage in tierce is related in precisely the same way to counter-tierce.
The ripostes, or reply thrusts, are made as they would have been had the parade been that of tierce.
old unit of measure equal to one-third of a pipe (42 gallons), 1530s, from Anglo-French ters, Old French tierce, from Latin tertia, fem. of tertius "a third," from root of tres "three" (see three). Also used in Middle English for "a third part" (late 15c.), "the third hour of the canonical day" (ending at 9 a.m.), late 14c., and, in astronomy and geometry, "sixtieth part of a second of an arc."