What does the word trice mean?

Usage examples for trice

  1. With a motion like a cat he sprang into the necessary garment which nestled limply on the floor by the bed, and was at the window in a trice. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  2. " Why, of course I am, sir," was the reply, immensely pleased; and in a trice the farmer returned with a foam- capped jug and a glass. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
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