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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trice hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
    • v trice raise with a line "trice a window shade"
    • n trice a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trice A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- now used only in the phrase in a trice. "With a trice .""On a trice .""A man shall make his fortune in a trice ."
    • Trice (Naut) To haul and tie up by means of a rope.
    • Trice To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away. "Out of his seat I will him trice ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trice A roller; a windlass.
    • trice Nautical, to haul up; tie up or lash by means of a small rope: commonly with up.
    • trice To drag; pull.
    • n trice A very short time; an instant; a moment: only in the phrase in (formerly also at, with, or on) a trice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Trice trīs (naut.) to haul or lift up by means of a rope
    • pr.p Trice trīc′ing; pa.p. triīced
    • n Trice trīs a very short time: an instant.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trisen,; of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Sw. trissa, a sheave, pulley, triss, a spritsail brace, Dan. tridse, a pulley, tridse, to haul by means of a pulley, to trice, LG. trisse, a pulley, D. trijsen, to hoist
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from thrice, while one can count three; or from Sp. tris, noise of breaking glass; cf. Scot. 'in a crack.'


In literature:

In a trice Joe decided what he must do.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
In a trice he had thrown his leg up over the tree, his practice in the gymnasium making this an easy feat.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
He saw them toiling in the fields and triced up under the lash.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
His hand touched the new bag in a trice.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The more experienced would have known what that was, for their noses would have told them in a trice.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry
She could see the poles bend, and the tricings strain.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Then I pulled my wits together, and was on deck in a trice.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I will be ready in a trice!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
My lady did not wait for me to hold Robin Hood, but did swing herself from her saddle, and was beside the earl in a trice.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
Her eyes told him all that; but as they flashed, stabbing him, their expression altered, and in a trice her ear was to the keyhole.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
In a trice Kapitan Schwalbe decided how to act.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
In a trice I had rebaited my hook and dropped in a third time; but as before the vagrant school had moved on.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
She could see the poles bend, and the tricings strain.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
He was landed inboard in a trice, and handed over to the tender mercies of the forecastle hands.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Now fasten the sheet and throw off the main-tack and trice the sail up pretty near to the throat.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
Then, remembering many other small folks waiting for him all over the land, he sprang up the chimney and was away in a trice.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
It was broken by some of the older persons, and then in a trice every plate was uncovered.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
In a trice the six men were securely bound and Frink's bleeding shoulder was being skilfully treated by two of the marines.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
In a trice his huge bulk was safely ensconced in the adjoining one.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
In a trice they had scaled the ramparts, and the fort was in their possession.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood

In poetry:

And still, as fast as he drew near,
‘Twas wonderful to view,
How in a trice the turnpike men
Their gates wide open threw.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
They seized each other in a trice,
With scorn and hatred filled,
And, falling from a precipice,
They, both of them, were killed.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Nor churl, nor usurer, e'er be;
Churls are the stewards of the free:
What fathers hoard thro' avarice,
Their lavish heirs spend in a trice.
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard
Though, like the widow's meal, thy store
Shou'd be but small — yet in a trice
(If thou dost strictly God adore)
He'll make that little store suffice.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
Down, down they went. The angel in a trice
Rose up again, and swift to shore he sped.
The jackdaw shrieked, but lo! a mile of ice
The demon found had frozen o'er his head.
"A Servian Legend" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When silence was ended, he scratch'd his head twice,
As if from a stupor returning,
I've laid a rare plan--we shall rise in a trice,
And you shall drink tea night and morning.
Morning, &c.
"Nancy's Courtship" by William Hutton

In news:

Michigan State's Gary Harris, Travis Trice to play vs Miami.
Michigan State's Gary Harris, Travis Trice cleared to play against Miami.
Emily Trice at K945?s Practice Safe Text.
Robert and Sue Trice of Hopedale announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Nichole Trice, to Steven Timothy Wilson of Jewett, the son of Linda Kay Wilson and the late William Wilson.
Learn about Travis Trice and other recruit player profiles on
Nellie Jean Cothran Trice, age 72, passed away Sept 3, 2010, at her residence in Starkville.
Poet Alastair Reid introduces children and adults to the wondrous waywardness of words in Ounce Dice Trice, a delicious confection and a wildly unexpected exploration of sound and sense and nonsense that is like nothing else.
Trice is a Detroit native and protege of Eminem.
Services for Calvin R Trice, 72, of Clovis will be 2 pm today at Parkland Baptist Church with the Rev.
COLUMBIA — Ask Missouri forward Alex Oriakhi about Appalachian State guard Jamaal Trice, and his big infectious smile turns into non-stop laughter.
Iowa's Harold Dalton reaches for Todd Blythe of Iowa State as he misses a pass in the endzone during the first half at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday, September 15, 2007.
The parents of Marcus Smith and Armani Trice hoped the gloomy weather wouldn't keep people away from their special event Saturday.
Preston Trice's "Princess of Water"J. Preston Trice's "Princess of Water".
Jack Trice named College Football Field of the Year.
Injury leaves Michigan State's Travis Trice in a haze .

In science:

The reason that the fundamental group of a hyperbolic 3-manifold M is residually finite is that it is a finitely generated group of ma trices, and this gives many quotients of p1 (M ) of the form PSL2F, where F is a finite field.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
One of the technological challenges of the TrICE camera was to determine if MAPMTs would have the sensitivity to measure signals of 3-100 photo-electrons in a shower in the presence of the high rates of photons from the NSB.
The TrICE Prototype MAMPT Imaging Camera
In particular, the MAPMTs used in the trigger were selected to produce wellmatched spectra for the dynode signals. Figure 6 displays an air shower image obtained using the TrICE MAPMT camera. Further results from TrICE are presented in .
The TrICE Prototype MAMPT Imaging Camera
In spite of intensive numerifermions, and Uij represent N -dimensional unitary macal and analytical investigation [1–5,8], central aspects of trices residing on the links of the lattice.
Field Theory of the Random Flux Model
However, the application of dirty-paper transmission methods in the above algorithm is heavily reliant on the availability of precise knowledge of the fixed channel ma trices {H(l) }L l=1 at the transmitter.
On the Fading Paper Achievable Region of the Fading MIMO Broadcast Channel
Diagonalizing the mass madiag and U †ℓ M eV = M e trices by the transformations U T ν Mν Uν = Mν diag, one defines the neutrino mixing matrix as UP M N S = U †ℓ Uν .
Deviation from Tri-Bimaximal Neutrino mixing from the Charged Lepton Sector