tertius


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tertius

(ˈtɜːʃəs)
n
third (in a group)
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"I thought it was odd his name was Tertius," said the bright-faced matron, "but of course it's a name in the family.
Having already served as the minister of the economy and finance for nearly four years, and appointed in 2002 as Burkina Faso's ambassador to Washington as well as its representative to the IMF, Tertius Zongo clearly has the requisite experience to become the head of government.
With less than four minutes on the board O'Driscoll took possession in midfield, chipped Jacques Burger before outpacing Tertius Losper to touch down.
This strikes me as one of the most promising new lines of enquiry in the volume, and already it has led to a welcome supplementary publication by the same author (ZfdPh, 123 (2004), 1-17) in which the tertius mundus structural principle recently postulated in these pages (see MLR, 98 (2003), 755-57) receives its first full and eloquent expression.
Tertius Coetzee (Arnold Vosloo, proving he's capable of more challenging roles than the Mummy) arrives in the isolated South African fishing community of Paternoster, seeking the Grootboom family.
But the prospective buyers want to knock it down because the property sits on the site of Claverdon Leys, a Victorian estate purchased in 1848 by banker Samuel Tertius Galton.
5.10 - 1, CLAUDIUS TERTIUS (G Lee) 12-1; 2, Pluralist 8-15 Fav; 3, Winnick 5-2.
21 Gaurico, 36, on Paul III's power, and 21, for the horoscope of Paul III, who is conflated here and elsewhere with Jupiter: "Tertius ex alto descendit Paulus Olympo,/Ut plus hic terras, Juppiter Astra regat./Paule hominum Pastor, patriae princepsque paterque/Qui merito in terris sceptra tonantis habes,/O tibi, quem Christus voluit sun sceptra tueri/Det laetos Petri concelebrare dies,/Astra nov[e]m novies quanquam foeliciter annos/Portendant, veluti dictat Apollo meus." See also the text below for Giovio's impresa and Caro's interpretation of it, both of which use Jupiter as a complimentary reference to the pope.
Praising Borges as the "literary metaphysician of the age," Bloom examines his gnosticism - his concept of an alien God withdrawn from his own creation - as reflected in stories such as "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius." He shows that intellectually and morally, Borges is really a skeptical humanist, a stance reflected in his predominant images, the mirror and the labyrinth, symbols of man's imperfect knowledge.