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second string

The substitute players who replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the second string is considered the second best player in that position. I'm only a freshman, so I'm thrilled to be second string. Just making the football team at all is exciting! Those guys need a breather—send in the second string.
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As far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as a B side or a second-string side or whatever," he said.
Although the players ended their boycott after the Bangladesh Tests, the second-string captained by Floyd Reifer also played the following one-day international series and the ICC Champions Trophy tournament that ended on Monday.
The roster is full of newcomers as well; indeed, just under half the company's sixteen principals have arrived since 1994, either from second-string foreign companies or the lower echelons of American Ballet Theatre.
While it's clear that pigeons prefer to orient themselves by the sun, they may also be "born with a Chinse laundry list" of second-string environmental cues they can learn to use, he concludes.
Raising the volume will be difficult in the Europa League tonight for Liverpool fans who are beginning to suspect their team does not have the heart for Europe's second-string tournament, despite usually fielding a second string.
The second-string Sweden national team sans their professional players have arrived in the Sultanate for a weekly preparatory camp.
Carroll discovered just how tough it can be at second-string level after netting just once in 11 games for the Lilywhites.
YOU sensed this could be the Blues' year when a second-string side defeated Sale in a tight match at Edgeley Park.
DAVID YOUNG didn't pull any punches after his side used their get-out-of-jail card against a second-string Sale Sharks side.
NEW ZEALAND v ROMANIA, TODAY, 12PM: New Zealand may be fielding a largely second-string team and reeling from the late loss of Dan Carter, but they are still heavy favourites to maintain their 100% 5ecord when they take on Romania.
For the second year running it's being played on Good Friday as the Greenbacks' second-string, who last won the competition in 1981-82, take on a Marconi side who have reached the final in their debut season in the competition.
with his ex-wife, Pearl Fay, whom he married after she became pregnant by a second-string linebacker back in Tula Springs, La.
The Rebels double-booked themselves and coasted to a challenge match victory over Limerick and Conor Counihan's second-string line-up showed their mettle with a 10-point win over UCC in the McGrath Cup.