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1. Coming next after second, as in order, rank, or time.
2. Being the digit that is adjacent to and is on the outermost side of the second digit, as on a foot.

third n.
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Q. What are first, second and third degree burns? What’s the difference between them and do they get treated in a different way?

A. Pain management for burns can be difficult since burns differ in type and severity. There are three types of burns:

First-degree burns are considered mild compared to other burns. They result in pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).

Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

Third-degree burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
Hope this helps.

Q. Hello everyone. I am in my third month and I do smoke a lot.Can anyone help me on this? Hello everyone. I am in my third month and I do smoke a lot. I knew smoking can pose pregnancy related problem but I can’t stop as I feel it won’t be harmful to me, but as I hear people commenting me for my smoking during my pregnancy, I get sick. Can anyone help me on this?

A. Dear, let me tell you one thing, one of my friend who is doing research in lung cancer was never exposed to hospitals and patients, till finally he landed in to meet them and it turned out to be a shock to me when I met him after 6 months. He being a smoker, left smoking completely. His motivations were those patients in hospital whom he used to meet, found the sole cause was smoking. It does not relate to your situation but do have the essence to show that smoking effects for sure for cancer. Also to have a healthy baby, I shall suggest you to quit smoking.

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Whenever the possession team gets caught up in the other's long-ball game, which can happen when the ball is constantly bypassing the middle third of the field, mostly bad things will begin to happen.
They may also maintain possession through short passes down the wing flanks, by limiting risk in their attacking third, and by never forcing their play, particularly against pressure.
We then combine two of the groups and ask them to complete 10 consecutive passes against the third group (12 v 6).
But what do you expect from cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, and, in a third of the restaurants we looked at, eggs?
It's got a third less fat than the Regular roast Beef.
You could eat two Turkey Deluxes and get 50 fewer calories and a third less fat than if you ate one Steak Deluxe.
Our third challenge arose with the creation of the discussions forums.
Discussion Two lasted ten days, and focused on questions of "Diaspora." Because students found this discussion a bit too short, we lengthened the third discussion, on "Cultural Transformations," to two weeks.
Their comments allowed us to evaluate the changes we made for the second forum and to make further adjustments to the third and final one.
Any description of their play must begin with their ability to maintain possession, then move on to create the final third. They control possession, even in a crowd, with (1) precise passing to the receiver's feet (instead of just knocking the ball into space), (2) precise individual control of the ball, and (3) effective use of negative space.
Once in control of the ball, they will invariably advance into their attacking third before risk losing it by trying something creative and dangerous.