tertiary...what's next?

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Spetsnaz26

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I was watching "Shooter" the other day when I noticed this:
"Primary over the top,secondary down the road,tertiary to the river..."
I'm just curious, that if you can use "tertiary" to substitute for "thirdly"(or can you?),what's the corresponding words for fourthly,fifthly....etc,etc?
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Very interesting,thank you, I'll try to memorize them.
 

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I have no idea what Shooter is about, but is there any chance the speaker is talking about education? In the UK this is how the bands work:

primary: ages 4/5 - 11/12
secondary: ages 11/12 - 18/19
tertiary: older

(Even if you're doing your fourth doctorate, you're still in tertiary education.)

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Probably in reference to groups of men; i.e., soldiers?

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Shooter (Movie)

1
00:02:01,454 --> 00:02:02,580
Movement.

2
00:02:03,857 --> 00:02:04,949
Two men.

3
00:02:06,526 --> 00:02:07,993
Approximately

4
00:02:10,463 --> 00:02:12,226
40 goats.

5
00:02:12,332 --> 00:02:16,063
They're not on anybody's side.
We don't have to shoot them.

6
00:02:17,036 --> 00:02:18,162
Where are the rest?

7
00:02:18,938 --> 00:02:23,739
Primary over the top, secondary
down the road, tertiary to the river.

8
00:02:25,111 --> 00:02:28,239
No one can track you through the water
except a fish.
 

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Ha! Glad you asked that...
Shooter is about the story of ex-USMC sniper Bob Lee Swagger, popping people,blowing things up and the like...Very Pro-American style,cynical commerical movie.
the Primary,secondary,tertiary stuff was about the escape route of the sniper team. Bob called a review of their possible escape route and his observer replied as such.
 
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