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Third, the ordinal of three; 1) the first after the second: Sonn. 99, 10. Tp. I, 2, 445. V, 311. Gent. IV, 4, 24. Wiv. V, 1, 2. Ado V, 1, 276. LLL V, 1, 56. V, 2, 113. Merch. I, 3, 20. Merch. I, 3, 20 II, 7, 8. III, 1, 11. III, 1, 11 As I, 2, 137. V, 4, 98. Shr. Ind. I, 13. Shr. Ind. I, 13 Tw. I, 5, 141. Tw. I, 5, 141 II, 3, 189 (let the fool make a t.; cf. H6B III, 2, 303). V, 40 “(the old saying is, the t. pays for all).” Wint. II, 1, 145. III, 2, 99. H4A I, 2, 207. H4B I, 3, 72. III, 2, 330. H5 I, 2, 248 (Edward the T.) etc. “the poor t. is up,” Ant. III, 5, 12 (i. e. Lepidus, the last of the three triumvirs).
2) as a fractional number, == one of three equal (parts): “the t. part of a minute,” Mids II, 2, 2. “a full t. part,” Cor. V, 6, 78. Substantively: Lr. I, 1, 82. Lr. I, 1, 82 Ant. II, 2, 63. Cymb. V, 4, 19. three --s (i.e. the whole, all) All's II, 5, 32. In Tp. IV, 3 O. Edd. I have given you here a t. of mine own life; M. Edd. thread or thrid.
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