- tiepolo, giovanni battista,
- tier table,
- tierce de picardie,
Origin of tierce
Examples from the Web for tierce
He feinted suddenly inside the arm, deceiving the parade of tierce.The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
Cut-over and disengage in tierce is related in precisely the same way to counter-tierce.Secrets of the Sword|Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
The Wine is gone in one hogshead and one tierce, marked & No.
Such a tierce in this way receives six hundred pounds of rice.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
We saluted, fell into position and thrust simultaneously in tierce, parrying alike, then opened more seriously.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
Word Origin for 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."