three-line

three-line

adj
a shortened form of three-line whip
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The three-line system would include 61 stations and cover the entire capital, the newspaper added.
NICK CLEGG, it is reported, is now threatening his MPs with a three-line whip to abstain on an amendment calling for a referendum for the Lisbon Treaty, a treaty designed to be a cosmetic variation of the new constitution rejected by Dutch and French voters.
Poet, critic, and novelist Aaron Kunin presents Folding Ruler Star, a collection of succinctly worded poetry featuring a minimalist style: five-syllable lines arranged in three-line units.
Then come his 110 "poems"--the 5-7-5 syllable count of each three-line aphorism is its only resemblance to traditional haiku--clever, hilarious, and even poignant snapshots of urban gay life, from the sublime ("Sitting at the bar / My soul filled with deep longing / And deeper terror") to the ridiculous ("Break from the orgy / Stand nude in the kitchen and / Discuss Top Model").
Vladimir reflexively raised the M91 Three-Line Rifle to his shoulder, the rush of adrenaline brought everything into slow motion--the familiar butt plate settled in against his shoulder, his cheek finding the birch stock, his eyes picking up the tip of the front post in the V notch of the battle sight.
Transport authority Merseytravel will oversee the three-line system.
Jenny Ungless said Mr Duncan Smith's statement last month, following the rebellion by eight Tory MPs against a three-line whip on adoption by gay and unmarried couples, was one of the lowest points for the party.
Aurora Central High School has evolved a Fast-Break Jumper Drill that is begun on the first day of practice with lead-up three-line passing and catching drills and repeated each day thereafter during warm-ups.
But after intensive lobbying by pro-repeal MPs, Downing Street backed off and ordered a three-line whip.
Characteristically, Sanchez in this four-stanza set imprints her own style onto the typical blues form by using one traditional quatrain, descriptive of the blues, and adding to it three three-line stanzas.
The Caller ID features of the phone include 25-name and number memory and a three-line LCD.
It consists, in its pure medieval form, of six stanzas of blank verse, each of six lines, followed by a three-line stanza.