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  • n. Something that is just before something that is the final in a series.
  • adj. Occurring just before the final in a series.


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  • They were the second-to-last people in line to meet Giffords.

    Mother sheltered daughter from bullets with her own body

  • The Giants 6-4 haven't run the ball well all year and rank second-to-last in the league in rush yards per game.

    Is the Giants' Offensive Line Really This Bad?

  • "It starts with the offensive line," said left tackle Will Beatty, who was whistled for a crucial false start on the Giants' second-to-last drive, while on the Seattle five-yard line.

    A Maddening Manning

  • The Giants' were missing starting center David Baas and on that second-to-last drive, right guard Chris Snee left with a concussion, but even as confused replacement Jim Cordle pushed center Kevin Boothe to guard for a play, the Giants kept driving and besides, the story line last week, when the Giants won, was that these injuries were preparing backups and creating better depth.

    A Maddening Manning

  • He directed the second-to-last episode of Season 7, "Porn Scenes from an Italian Restaurant."

    Entourage: Kevin Connolly to Direct Series' Penultimate Episode

  • First, it's the second-to-last launch of a shuttle, before the whole program is retired later this year.

    Alex Pasternack: Humanity's Greatest Spectacle

  • Probably the second-to-last health care update for a while: it looks like the bill finally passes tomorrow.

    Saturday Night #HCR « Gerry Canavan

  • New York entered its last game, against San Diego, rushing for just 80 yards a contest, which was second-to-last in the league.

    Time to Go Big-Play Hunting

  • Tampa's Joe Maddon walked Cano do get to Rodriguez in a less important spot during the second-to-last game of the season.

    A-Rod's Bat No Longer Strikes Fear

  • In 2006, by contrast, Idaho and Nevada ranked second-to-last among states in food-stamp participation, with 53% of people eligible for the assistance actually receiving it compared with a national average of 67%.

    Food Stamps Surge in West


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  • the ngram viewer suggests this phrase came about in the 1940's. - google ngram viewer second-to-last vs second-tolast

    April 11, 2014