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second class

1. Inferior; see second best.
2. Travel accommodations ranking below the highest or first class, as in Traveling second class on European trains is not only cheaper but gives you more contact with local people . [c. 1840]
3. In the United States and Canada, a category of mail consisting of periodicals and newspapers. [c. 1870]
4. second-class citizen. An individual regarded or treated as inferior to others in status or rights, an underprivileged person. For example, In many countries women still are considered second-class citizens. This term uses second class in the sense of "inferior." [c. 1940]
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Allowing second-class counties (Allegheny) and second-class A counties
Royal Mail said they could have raised second-class stamps to 57p, adding: "Our prices remain among the best value in Europe.
The staggering delay was uncovered weeks before the price of a second-class stamp is set to rise from 36p to as much as 55p, And a cap on first-class stamps will be removed this week, meaning they could rise from 46p to more than 60p.
LINDA SAYS: People still tend to see women who sleep with married men as second-class women, let alone second-class citizens - and married men who sleep with them are people.
The pounds 60 fixed-penalty notices were mistakenly sent out using a box of envelopes pre-printed with second-class stamps.
while a standard second-class franked letter will rise 2p from 22p to 24p, increasing the discount for second-class franked mail discount from 2p to 3p.
Customers should not only post early but use second-class stamps to the last recommended posting date of December 18.
Available in first- or second-class, German Railpasses offer unlimited train travel in Germany for 4-10 days within a one-month period, depending on the validity purchased.
John Liechty, the drafter of the plan, said, ``There is a sense that if a child doesn't get into a magnet, all that is left is a second-class education - we've got to change that.
Why do postal workers have to sort out a bag of letters putting first-class stamped ones to deliver tomorrow in one box and second-class stamped in another box to hang on to for an extra day or two before they get in the delivery bag, This is absolute lunacy.
THE cost of posting first-class and second-class letters is to increase by 3p from April.
It said: "First-class is sorted before we handle second-class mail.
POSTAL managers have admitted running out of second-class Christmas stamps - but promise the public there are enough in circulation to go round.
People are being advised to use second-class post this Christmas.