He had not seen the third eaglet and he did not want to wait before summoning help for the two he had been able to rescue.
John Dingell is the longest currently-serving member of Congress (and the third longest-serving ever).
Worse than third place in Iowa will make it difficult for any of the three to go on much longer.
Now in his third term, he was reelected with 90 percent of the vote in what critics charge was massive vote fraud.
The four day boot camp began in northern Virginia in 1996 and is now in its third year in New York.
Two-thirds of her crew are drunk, t'other third are ashore or sick.
And you must own him for a man of might, If he holds out to please you the third night.
But, on the third day, the pupil combined theory with practice.
Silently, he dug into his possessions, to produce a third bag.
And yet on the third day after the attack the town had fallen!
Old English metathesis of þridda, from Proto-Germanic *thridjas (cf. Old Frisian thredda, Old Saxon thriddio, Middle Low German drudde, Dutch derde, Old High German dritto, German dritte, Old Norse þriðe, Gothic þridja), from PIE *tritjos (cf. Sanskrit trtiyas, Avestan thritya, Greek tritos, Latin tertius, Old Church Slavonic tretiji, Lithuanian trecias, Old Irish triss).
Related to Old English þreo (see three). Metathesis of thrid into third is attested from c.950 in Northumbria, but thrid was prevalent up to 16c. The noun meaning "third part of anything" is recorded from late 14c. Third rail in electric railway sense is recorded from 1890. Third World War as a possibility first recorded 1947. Third-rate "of poor quality" is from 1814, ultimately from classification of ships (1640s); third class in railway travel is from 1839. Third Reich (1930) is a partial translation of German drittes Reich (1923). Third party in law, insurance, etc., is from 1818.
Coming next after second, as in order, rank, or time.
Being the digit that is adjacent to and is on the outermost side of the second digit, as on a foot.
Long and harsh, even brutal, questioning, esp by the police: The Third Degree, A Detailed and Appalling Expose´ of Police Brutality/ He's giving me a third about some gun he says I had
[1900+; origin uncertain]