So, in a trice, a third appeared, and met with exactly the same fate.
In a trice his huge bulk was safely ensconced in the adjoining one.
That work was performed in a trice, as the materials were at hand and all the neighbors took part in it.
In a trice he broke beyond the circle and darted to the control-panel.
In a trice a match and dry timber can convert a cheerless camp into a place fit for human habitation and happiness.
Out of her carriage jumped the lady in a trice, and ran into the smithy.
In a trice the willing arms on shore hauled out the buoy by means of an endless line reaching out to the wreck and back to shore.
But now the hounds were too quick, and in a trice they had the cougar surrounded.
Standing on the steps above them, Beryl took in the whole situation, and in a trice her own weakness was a thing of the past.
The soldier looked round as I spoke, and recognised me in a trice.
late 14c., "haul up and fasten with a rope" (v.), from Middle Dutch trisen "hoist," from trise "pulley," of unknown origin. Hence at a tryse (mid-15c.) "in a very short time," literally "at a single pluck or pull." The Middle Dutch word is the source of Dutch trijsen "to hoist," and cognate with Middle Low German trissen (source of Danish trisse, German triezen); its ultimate origin is unknown.