trio


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trio

1. Music
a. a group of three singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
b. a subordinate section in a scherzo, minuet, etc., that is contrastive in style and often in a related key
2. Piquet three cards of the same rank
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After spending an hour near the place, examining the stones, and searching for the usual indications of the proximity of ore, the Judge remounted and suffered his cousin to lead the way to the place where the mysterious trio had been making their excavation.
No sooner did the trio of Kentucky hunters, Robinson, Rezner, and Hoback, find that they could once more be fitted out for a campaign of beaver-trapping, than they forgot all that they had suffered, and determined upon another trial of their fortunes; preferring to take their chance in the wilderness, rather than return home ragged and penniless.
Did he see himself, a white-haired decrepit man, bending his hitherto inflexible theories to appointed circumstances; making his facts and figures subservient to Faith, Hope, and Charity; and no longer trying to grind that Heavenly trio in his dusty little mills?
Aunt Dodo was chief playmate and confidante of both children, and the trio turned the little house topsy-turvy.
Two months later, on the third of September, he took this trio of finger marks again.
"Each of those three beautiful girls will have a handsome fortune; and with a little address, a gentlemanlike, intelligent young fellow like you might make himself master of the hand, heart, and purse of any one of the trio."
The children got down off his knees, each secured a hand, and the happy trio set off for the Library--followed by me.
He was sure that Rokoff would be following this trio, and so he felt confident that so long as he could keep upon the Russian's trail he would be winning so much nearer to the time he might snatch his son from the dangers and horrors that menaced him.
Just in front of the trio was another bull bearing in his arms the unconscious form of Virginia Maxon who had fainted at the first response to her cry for help.
Geraldine, with Olive Moreton and Captain Granet, found a sofa in a remote corner of the room and the trio were apparently talking nonsense with great success.
"He was, at any rate, the most interesting of that little trio," Wingrave remarked, "but even he was a trifle heavy."
Despite having performed as a trio for only one year, the musicians have been active on the Cypriot jazz scene individually for the last 10 years, and have also given many performances as members of various jazz ensembles at venues around Cyprus.