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  • US healthcare for those who HAVE insurance is fifth-rate.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Glitter, who was always a fifth-rate pop star, constantly making faux-shocked "ooh" faces, as if a bulldog had suddenly clamped its jaws into his silver sparkly derriere.

    Gwyneth's choice of song in Glee was a bit off. But that's all | Barbara Ellen

  • The suspicion is that its current champions, though very skilled, aren't half as good as they think they are, in that any fifth-rate Olympic gymnast who opted to switch discipline would probably obliterate the competition.

    Pole dancing seeks an Olympic leg-up | Marina Hyde

  • She seemed to know the way; Tina went ahead down the hall to Jack's room as I sat back down on the couch and resumed reading a fifth-rate romance called The Pleasures of His Flesh.

    Sea of Tranquility

  • How is it that a submarine of a fifth-rate power was able to penetrate a U.S.

    Analysts question Korea torpedo incident

  • In the back of a fifth-rate hotel on the tideflats, in the room that holds all the lost children.

    A Dream Lay In Wait

  • Then, on further analysis, all the masks fall away and institutional anger against a journalist who dared to be true to himself came bursting to the surface, but in the two pages of horrifying evidence, my articles figure only as an argument of fifth-rate importance and are only mentioned in passing.

    Yoani Sanchez: The Little Brother Reports on Big Brother in Cuba: A Tale of Repression and Forgiveness

  • MfA, you are just quoting the views of a fifth-rate yahwist derivative faith.

    essential reading

  • First there was this story in the New York Press in December 2003 declaring war on Christianity and calling Billy and Franklin Graham "fifth-rate shysters" who have "spent decades engaged on a relentless quest to turn the United States into the world's revenge on smart people" (see my response at the bottom of this page).

    Taibbi's Upward Fall - Real Clear Politics –

  • When Farthing objects that there are too many people in the world already, she retorts, 'yes, but only racially fourth- or fifth-rate people.'

    Archive 2010-02-01


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  • In the Royal Navy, a sailing frigate mounting 32 to 44 guns with the main battery on a single deck. Fifth-rate ships acted as fast scouts or independent cruisers and included a variety of gun arrangements; they had crews of 215 to 294 men. To be posted aboard a Fifth-rate ship was considered an attractive assignment. Fifth-raters were often assigned to interdict enemy shipping--meaning the prospect of prize money for the crew.

    December 4, 2007