from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or being a class of mail consisting of merchandise and some printed matter weighing over eight ounces and not sealed against inspection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. A former class of mail consisting mostly of heavier printed matter
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the class next after the third.
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We are being pushed around like we are a fourth-class nation.
And Beatrice and Virgil deserves to be severely reviled because this book, which should not have even been permitted even the fourth-class method of self-publication, earned its bumpkin author a six figure sum through indolence and incompetence.
But, strategically speaking, he was a fourth-class intellect who may have done lasting damage to the United States.
Teachers here are treated like second-class, third-class, fourth-class citizens.
Traveling as economically as possible, she carried not only enough food and reading for the trip but also a folding chair and a blanket: fourth-class travelers through Germany were not provided with seating.
THE BADTreating "technical award" nominees like fourth-class citizens by lining them up onstage or handing out their awards in the aisle.
The Procrustes 'social structure is class-based, with lowly manual laborers (like the Engineer called Smith) being fourth-class citizens, their lives in the hands of the noble captain (a hermaphrodite named Ereshkigal) and her vassals.
There were two reporters present, one representing a Folkestone paper and the other being a fourth-class interviewer and “symposium” journalist, whose expenses down, Filmer, anxious as ever for adequate advertisement — and now quite realising the way in which adequate advertisement may be obtained — had paid.
Christina Barlow had been a cheerleader, a fourth-class cadet in his squadron.
I took a long break, reenergizing with some food bars and water, then set off up the fourth-class slabs and snowfields to the summit of South Maroon, which I reached with hoots and smiles at eight-fifteen A.M. An hour later, I was back at the saddle above the Bell Cord, ready to ascend North Maroon Peak.