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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.
The fact was he had begun instinctively to guess that Lebeziatnikov was not merely a commonplace simpleton, but, perhaps, a liar, too, and that he had no connections of any consequence even in his own circle, but had simply picked things up third-hand; and that very likely he did not even know much about his own work of propaganda, for he was in too great a muddle.
Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Unlike direct smoking, or passive second-hand smoke ndash from being in a room or vehicle where someone is smoking ndash the health risks of third-hand smoke on surfaces and in the air is less well-established.
Still too expensive for me - maybe third-hand in a few years
Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about third-hand smoke -- residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke.
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.
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.
Dubbed "third-hand smoke", Cancer Council Queensland said that this happens when second-hand smoke exhaled by the cigarette users reacts with indoor air and clings to things inside your homes, News.com.au reported.
-- A compound in "third-hand" smoke, which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer, say researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Scientists reported today that one compound from this "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.
Just a great deal of third-hand rubbiush puicked up at random from the "keep fracking out brigade".
No, but research clearly shows the harmful effects of second- and third-hand tobacco smoke.
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