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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 part of the second-string effort, Saipem will provide engineering, managing pipe storage terminals and connect the offshore pipeline to the landfall sections using above-water tie-ins.
It leaves the likes of Rossouw, captain John Smit and centre Wynand Olivier as the only established players in the side, but the 33-year-old is not a fan of the second-string tag attached to them.
The second-string Sweden national team sans their professional players have arrived in the Sultanate for a weekly preparatory camp.
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.
But if he is in the England Saxons squad he will play in the Churchill Cup against the likes of the United States, Canada and Georgia plus the second-string teams from Argentina and Ireland.
The Americans defeated the second-string Brazilians in four games Monday.
Caleb Doyle is a miserable writer whose new play has bombed; he unwittingly shares a therapist with Kenneth Prager, the second-string critic for The New York Times who ripped his play to shreds but likes the new musical Tom & Gerry (a spin on the Preston Sturges classic The Palm Beach Story), which stars out British actor Henry Lewse, who is smitten with Doyle's recently dumped boyfriend, Toby, and has Doyle's sister, Jessie, for an assistant.
Andreas Jonsson and Billy Janniro are linked with the second-string roles, while Paul Lee could be one of the reserves.
With Barrett out, junior Van Brown moves into the second-string spot behind Kenechi Udeze, although tackle LaJuan Ramsey also can swing over to play end.
Bottom's up: Sophomore walk-on Jay Bottom will be the second-string defensive end behind Omar Nazel.
Forward John Salley, out of basketball the last three years, is now the second-string center until Travis Knight returns from a sprained ankle.
Another slightly unexpected listing has senior Pat Swanson ahead of redshirt freshman Scott Huber for the second-string tight end position.
The whole team came together from the coaches to the second-string snapper,'' Turner said.
Freshman Blake Worley is the second-string left tackle, behind Kris Farris.
Less than a week into training camp, Kocher has become the second-string nose tackle.
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