So, in a trice, a third appeared, and met with exactly the same fate.
You're cold and tired—I'll have a nice cup of tea for you in a trice.
That work was performed in a trice, as the materials were at hand and all the neighbors took part in it.
There was a mad stampede and in a trice the street was empty.
In a trice a match and dry timber can convert a cheerless camp into a place fit for human habitation and happiness.
In a trice Ree was at the foot of the bed and looking beneath it.
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.
"In a jiffy," in an instant; equivalent with crack, trice, &c.
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 skin of the animal was stripped off in a trice, and carried to the waggon.
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.