third degree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n third degree interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
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Usage

In literature:

To-night, however, I sat Terry down at the end of the table and third degreed him to the queen's taste.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Who were those "men of intelligence" to whom Pike ascribed the making of the Third Degree of Masonry?
"The Builders" by Joseph Fort Newton
You don't crave for any of this here third-degree stuff down at headquarters, and neither do I.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Hence, it is clear that they are at an angle of 20 degrees, because twenty is one-third of sixty.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
The Grand Protectress of the Order of the Faithful raised the members of the second degree to the third, adorning them with the white ribbon.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
If you're caught outside then, it's third-degree burns for sure.
"Faithfully Yours" by Lou Tabakow
During the work of the third degree her sex was discovered.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
The third degree is highest and most wondrous to win.
"The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises" by Richard Rolle of Hampole
They stand in the degree of a third generation from myself.
"Peak's Island" by Ford Paul
This third degree is but the second carried to excess.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
The labourer is in a lower degree of the same class as the third-rate working farmer of the past.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
What was this "third degree" they were talking about?
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
So I set about discreetly third-degreeing Poppsy, who finally acknowledged, with awe in her voice, that Dinkie had been in a fight.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
I'd like to work the third degree on her.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
This interview was taking on the proportions of a third degree.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
All the way over in the train I tried to work the third degree on the Kid to find out what he was goin' to buy, but there was nothin' doin'.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
I had to give him a merciless mental 'third degree.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
The Lodge is opened on the Third Degree.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
It seemed that Jack Pankhurst had been subjected to a "third degree" of questioning.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
That's why I'm a Thirty-third Degree member of the Lodge.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
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In poetry:

I frequent punishment inflict on those
(Though to the third or fourth degree remov'd)
Who like their sires profess themselves my foes,
And senseless idols have, before me, lov'd:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
In a rough-house Jim once lost his pay-roll,
"Let's search the big blonde!" shouted he,
Search her clothes and her hat, she stood for all that,
But she jibbed at the third degree.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
"My child," 'e sez, "I don't come 'ere to preach.
You're a good girl; an' when --" "Oo sez I ain't?
'Oo sez I ain't?" 'Er voice is near a screech.
"I'm no hymn-singin' saint;
But you're a bit too previous givin' me
This third degree."
"Rose" by C J Dennis

In news:

Third Degree Glass Factory.
Yankees' third degree a look back at recent Game 3 losses.
Three young men have been sentenced to prison for third-degree murder for shooting a man who was robbed at his northwestern Pennsylvania home.
Several have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for their role in performing late-term abortions , when prosecutors say at least seven babies were born alive and then killed with scissors.
Jeffrey Dean White, 43, has been charged with murder, a first-degree felony, and two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony, in the death of his live-in girlfriend Marnie Stark, 38.
Thomas Jamieson, 25, 2867 Falls St, pleaded guilty to a single count of attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
All three convictions are third-degree felonies.
Daniel Thompson, 32, Pioneer, appeared for sentencing on three counts of burglary, each a third-degree felony.
A Jacksonville, Florida man was arrested and charged with a third degree felony for killing dogs and cats and skinning them.
Now, the state attorney's office has dropped the third degree felony charges against Munroe.
The marijuana-possession charges are third-degree felonies, based on the amount of drugs involved.
Ezra "Scooter" Childs, 22, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty Friday in Montgomery County Court to third degree murder and possession of a firearm without a license.
The marijuana-possession charges are third-degree felonies , based on the amount of drugs involved.
Drew Peterson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third-wife, Kathleen Savio.
The district attorney's office said Michael J "Fred" Janas, 41, of 5054 Silver Street Road, pleaded guilty to 12 charges: two counts of third-degree intimidating a victim or witness.
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In science:

In general ai is of course dynamical but should be viewed as constrained since U (x, t) already contains a third of the degrees of freedom.
Body Fixed Frame, Rigid Gauge Rotations and Large N Random Fields in QCD
Assume that the PBW condition above is satisfied for the monomial basis S3 in the third degree component A3 of a quadratic algebra A.
Koszul duality and Galois cohomology
No more than a third of the degrees of freedom are available in matter form (this limit arises from the largest black hole in de Sitter space).
Adventures in de Sitter space
We can conclude that the determinative degree reflects not only redundancy of genetic code in the third position, but also connected with some energetic properties of bases themselves.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
The third degree of freedom is the integer-valued electric flux through the wormhole, call it f .
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
In particular if lθ (x; 0) is a third degree polynomial, then (6) is equivalent the standardized sample skewness of the observations.
Skewness and kurtosis as locally best invariant tests of normality
We show that the LBI test and the test based on the profile likelihood are different in general except for the case that the score function is a third degree polynomial or a fourth degree polynomial without odd degree terms.
Skewness and kurtosis as locally best invariant tests of normality
It should be noted that if h is a third degree polynomial or a fourth degree polynomial without odd degree terms, then both the profile likelihood procedure and the LBI procedure reduce to the sample skewness and the sample kurtosis.
Skewness and kurtosis as locally best invariant tests of normality
One can make use of this degree of freedom to use one cathode plane and the anode plane as the X − Y channels, and the second cathode as a third set of channels.
Multiple hits in wire chambers and other particle detectors
The number of independent degrees of freedom in each block is provided in the third column of the table.
Data Tables for Lorentz and CPT Violation
N10 (0, I10 ); in the second case, each element of x ∈ R10 is independent and identically distributed from the t-distribution with 10 degrees of freedom; and in the third case, each element of x ∈ R10 is independent and identically distributed from the t-distribution with 5 degrees of freedom.
f-divergence estimation and two-sample homogeneity test under semiparametric density-ratio models
Similarly, the presence of Ca I I emission lines appears to correlate with the degree of metal pollution. A third gaseous debris disk white dwarf was found in DR 6 (G äns icke et al. 2008).
Gaseous Debris Disks around White Dwarfs
Since the difference of the logarithms of the likelihoods ∆ ln L = 9.2 should be half of the χ2 distribution for 3 degrees of freedom, one can infer that the introduction of a third group is statistically significant on the 0.036 % level (of being accidental).
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Since the difference in the logarithms of the likelihoods ∆ ln L = 10.9 should equal one half of the χ2 distribution for 6 degrees of freedom (Horv´ath et al. (2006)), it follows that the introduction of a third group is statistically significant at the 0.13 % level (of being accidental).
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
P is a third-degree polynomial whose coefficients depend on the P0 -cumulants of W (see Bhattacharya and Rao (1986)).
Almost optimal sequential tests of discrete composite hypotheses
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