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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ?IE?CE

bierce

bierce
United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)

fierce

fierce
(superl.) Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind.
(superl.) Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious.
(superl.) Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.

pierce

pierce
(v. i.) To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively.
(v. t.) To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
(v. t.) To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's line; a shot pierced the ship.
(v. t.) Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.

tierce

tierce
(a.) Divided into three equal parts of three different tinctures; -- said of an escutcheon.
(n.) A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
(n.) A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment.
(n.) The third tone of the scale. See Mediant.
(n.) A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major.
(n.) A position in thrusting or parrying in which the wrist and nails are turned downward.
(n.) The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for that hour.