• Life-Boat Capsize-Drill. Twenty-third Second
    Life-Boat Capsize-Drill. Twenty-third Second
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Thirdings (Eng. Law) The third part of the corn or grain growing on the ground at the tenant's death, due to the lord for a heriot, as within the manor of Turfat in Herefordshire.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Third stanza, surrounded by branches Third stanza, surrounded by branches
Going down for the third time Going down for the third time
Third rail power system Third rail power system


  • Proverb
    “Two dogs strive for a bone and the third one runs off with it.”
  • H. G. Bohn
    H. G. Bohn
    “Boldness is business is the first, second, and third thing.”
  • James A. Michener
    James A. Michener
    “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
  • Will Rogers
    “Communism to me is one-third practice and two-thirds explanation.”
  • Joe Falcon
    Joe Falcon
    “You must sacrifice, train, do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you.”
  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “Assurance is two-thirds of success.”


In literature:

So did Spanberg, the Dane, third in command, who had coasted the Pacific in charting Japan.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Out into the bright noon-day glare of Fifty-third Street.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Everybody had time and a third.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The Third will lead the column.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
MADRAS (453,000), the third city of India, is also the third seaport.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Mr. Robey was already bringing order out of chaos and the sixty-odd candidates now formed a first, second and third squad.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
In Berar their strength was 800,000, or nearly a third of the total population.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
In some places its breadth is less than a third of a mile, in others two-thirds.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
On the day 12 Ah was completed the third year of the third cycle.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
By the close of the third month, witness the work of creation!
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler

In poetry:

The third who met her upon her way
Was a Man with face so fair:
She knelt her down at His wounded feet,
And she laid her burden there.
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
The third morn clear and calm came out:
No anchored ship was there!
The golden strand in the cable stout
Was not all of maidens' hair.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
Now the third day is here - no word from either;
No word from her nor him,
Only another man's note:
"Dear Pound, I am leaving England."
"Villanelle: The Psychological Hour" by Ezra Pound
"I have three gifts - the first will give
Unbounded riches while you live;
The second health where'er you be;
The third, invisibility."
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The third, with eager mouth at ease
Fed from late autumn honey, lees
Of scarce gold left in latter cells
With scattered flower-smells—
"The Year of Love" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Father heard his Children scream,
So he threw them in the stream,
Saying, as he drowned the third,
"Children should be seen, not heard!"
"The Stern Parent" by Harry Graham

In news:

Local vintner and entrepreneur Tony Debevc has expanded both the creative and the media effort in the third year of his marketing campaign for Debonne Vineyards wine.
ST Aerospace secured $590 million in new contracts in the third quarter of 2012, the company announced Thursday.
Crescent Park Elementary School third-grade teacher Brenda Wight organizes books in her classroom Wednesday.
UH Ranks Third on List of University Students Using BitTorrent.
Bush fades back to obscurity in third debate.
The junior's winning time of 1:49.97 was a new personal best and the third-fastest 800 in the country this year.
The monthly meeting of the Fort Dodge AGLOW Lighthouse will host speaker Jeanette Johnson at 10 am Nov 3 at Cana, 18 S Third St.
AMSTERDAM—Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of the US Stop & Shop and Giant supermarket chains, says third quarter earnings fell sharply due to higher tax costs.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of the US Stop & Shop and Giant supermarket chains, says third quarter earnings fell sharply due to higher tax costs.
Austin Sumner threw for a career-high five touchdowns, including three in a 28-point third quarter, to lead South Dakota State to a 41-28 Hobo Day victory over 21st-ranked Youngstown State (Ohio) Saturday afternoon at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
Free lemonade will be served in Bluefield Friday for the second time this week and the third time this month.
LAKE CHARLES – The Democrat who finished third in the Third Congressional District primary race has endorsed one of his Republican opponents.
Louisiana-Pacific has posted a third-quarter net loss of $65.6 million, compared with a net loss of $32 million in the third quarter of 2010.
"About a third of the children in our state, kindergarten and third graders are overweight or obese," Dr Jewell Mullen of the Conn. Of Public Health said.
During the third quarter to the end of September, Swedish Match's Scandinavian snus and snuff shipment volumes measured in number of cans were down by 0.7 per cent on those of the third quarter of 2011.

In science:

We have also examined different possibilities, that include taking as third generation partners SU (2)L singlets and adding different spurions to link the third generation to the light ones.
Gauged flavour symmetry for the light generations
Since the third generation quarks are singlets under the flavour gauge group, observables related to the third generation, in particular electroweak precision and B physics observables, are virtually unaffected. 2.
Gauged flavour symmetry for the light generations
The third property is known as “the Weyl criterion.” Roughly , the second follows from the first using Riemann sums to approximate the integral; the third follows immediately from the second; and the first follows from the third, using tr igonometric sums to approximate the characteristic function of an interval.
Uniform distribution and algorithmic randomness
The approximation (ii) suggests that the orbital period of the third body is much longer than that of the secondary one according to Kepler’s third law.
Post-Newtonian effects of planetary gravity on the perihelion shift
The first, second, and third lines of the figure correspond to the first, second, and third lines of (9.9) respectively.
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices