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 for tercet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tercet \Ter"cet\, n. [F., fr. It. terzetto, dim. of terzo,
     third, L. tertius. See Tierce, and cf. Terzetto.]
     1. (Mus.) A triplet. --Hiles.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Poetry) A triplet; a group of three lines.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
           [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce,
           leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary,
           ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-

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