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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trice  \Trice\,  v.  t.  [OE.  trisen;  of  Scand.  or  Low  German 
  origin;  cf  Sw  trissa  a  sheave,  pulley,  triss  a  spritsail 
  brace,  Dan.  tridse  a  pulley,  tridse  to  haul  by  means  of  a 
  pulley,  to  trice,  LG  trisse  a  pulley,  D.  trijsen  to  hoist.] 
  [Written  also  {trise}.] 
  1.  To  pull  to  haul;  to  drag;  to  pull  away  [Obs.] 
  Out  of  his  seat  I  will  him  trice.  --Chaucer. 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  haul  and  tie  up  by  means  of  a  rope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trice  \Trice\,  n.  [Sp.  tris  the  noise  made  by  the  breaking  of 
  glass,  an  instant,  en  un  tris  in  an  instant;  probably  of 
  imitative  origin.] 
  A  very  short  time;  an  instant;  a  moment;  --  now  used  only  in 
  the  phrase  in  a  trice.  ``With  a  trice.''  --Turbervile.  ``  On 
  a  trice.''  --Shak. 
  A  man  shall  make  his  fortune  in  a  trice.  --Young. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  very  short  time;  "if  I  had  the  chance  I'd  do  it  in  a 
  flash"  [syn:  {blink  of  an  eye},  {flash},  {instant},  {jiffy}, 
  {split  second},  {twinkling},  {wink},  {New  York  minute}] 
  v  1:  raise  with  a  line  as  of  a  window  shade  [syn:  {trice  up}] 
  2:  hoist  up  or  in  and  lash  or  secure  with  a  small  rope  [syn:  {trice 

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