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ter-

combining form
three, third, or three times: tercentenary.
[from Latin ter thrice; related to trēs three]

ter-

a combining form meaning “thrice”: tercentennial.
[< Latin, comb. form of ter; akin to trēs three]

ter.

1. terrace.
2. territorial.
3. territory.
References in classic literature ?
The idea of stickin' that blessed child 'way off up here in this hot little room--with no fire in the winter, too, and all this big house ter pick and choose from
a pretty place this is ter put a homesick, lonesome child into
Tom," began Nancy, throwing a quick glance over her shoulder to make sure she was unobserved; "did you know a little girl was comin' here ter live with Miss Polly?
Why don't ye tell me the sun is a-goin' ter set in the east ter-morrer?
And she's goin' ter sleep in the attic--more shame ter HER
She used ter be real handsome--and she would be now, if she'd let herself be.
If she'd just let that tight hair of hern all out loose and careless-like, as it used ter be, and wear the sort of bunnits with posies in 'em, and the kind o' dresses all lace and white things--you'd see she'd be handsome
Mas'r never ought ter left it so that ye could be took for his debts.
Yer ought ter look up to the Lord above--he's above all--thar don't a sparrow fall without him.
Yes, yes," said Haley; "but your good fellers are just the critturs to want ter run off.
I'll get him in house-servant in some good old family, and then, if he stands the fever and 'climating, he'll have a berth good as any nigger ought ter ask for.
Richart,” said Major Hartmann, very coolly knocking the ashes from his pipe into the spitting-box by his side, “now listen; I have livet seventy-five years on ter Mohawk, and in ter woots.