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thirdhand

1. adverb Indirectly, as opposed to from the original source. But I heard thirdhand, so who knows if that information is actually true.
2. adjective Describing information that has been learned indirectly, as opposed to from the original source. I can't trust this thirdhand gossip! Who was in the meeting and can tell us what really happened?
3. adjective Describing an item that one has obtained after two previous owners. Try to pretend that this isn't a thirdhand dress and gush about how good it looks on me!
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Little, narrow streets; dirty children blockading them; greasy, slovenly women capturing and spanking them; filthy dens on first floors, with rag stores in them (the heaviest business in the Faubourg is the chiffonier's); other filthy dens where whole suits of second and third-hand clothing are sold at prices that would ruin any proprietor who did not steal his stock; still other filthy dens where they sold groceries--sold them by the half-pennyworth--five dollars would buy the man out, goodwill and all.
This year's GASO event in Oklahoma County focuses not only on the effects smoking has on people, but also on the effects of secondhand and third-hand smoke to pets.
World Environmental Health Day on September 26 is raising awareness this year on the effects of tobacco use, and NEHA is focusing on the impact of second- and third-hand smoke.
Studies suggest their habit of touching and exploring their environment and putting things in their mouths raises the chance of illness through so-called third-hand smoke.
DEAR MIFFED: According to the Mayo Clinic, studies show that third-hand smoke clings to hair, skin, clothes, furniture, drapes, walls, bedding, carpets, vehicles and other surfaces, and builds up over time.
The Department of Health (DOH) is urging barangay officials and health workers to conduct activities on how to make one's home a smoke-free house, as the danger from third-hand smoke can be more deadly.
Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift said that it is important to promote the dangers that third-hand smoke poses to human health on World No Tobacco Day on Saturday.
Bo Hang, an LBNL scientist, said that although the idea of third-hand smoke just made its debut in research circles in 2009, evidence already strongly suggests it could threaten human health.
Just a great deal of third-hand rubbiush puicked up at random from the "keep fracking out brigade".
She said the Government will continue to raise awareness of the hazards of smoking, and second- and third-hand smoke.
THIS column has long been a fan of the Richard Lee yard, going back to the days of Swardean and Delius when dinosaurs still roamed the woods round his Herefordshire base, the Tote Treble was still alive and you could pick up a third-hand Ford Anglia for 60 quid.
By the latter part of 2010, with third-hand smoke an established moniker, researchers began to define the phenomenon with a "three Rs" description: "Third-hand smoke consists of residual tobacco smoke pollutants that remain on surfaces and in dust after tobacco has been smoked, are re-emitted back into the gas phase, or react with oxidants and other compounds in the environment to yield secondary pollutants," Sleiman says.
No, but research clearly shows the harmful effects of second- and third-hand tobacco smoke.
Third-hand smoke is the residue that sticks to walls, floors, and carpeting in cars and buildings.
Third-hand smoke, the nicotine residue from tobacco smoke that clings to surfaces, reacts with common indoor nitrous acid to produce dangerous carcinogens, according to a new study.
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