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  • n  a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  • n  any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
  • n  a worker who ties something
  • n  something that is used for tying
    the sail is fastened to the yard with tiers
  • n  one of two or more layers one atop another
    tier upon tier of huge casks
    a three-tier wedding cake

  • Fred Kaplan has, as usual, a smart piece on Obama's second-tier appointments at the Pentagon and State.
  • So even if this is second-tier Pynchon, it's still entertainment of a high order.
  • Tier 3 countries that do not comply with the minimum standards face sanctions.
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  • Southern Tier high school graduations listed
    Friday night began graduation season for Southern Tier High Schools, with commencement ceremonies... - 5:02 pm
    June 14, 2013 - Elmira Star-Gazette
  • Euromax Resources Graduates to Tier 1 of TSX Venture Exchange
    Euromax Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has graduated to Tier 1 of the TSX Venture Exchange. Euromax will commence trading as a Tier 1 issuer on Friday, June 14, 2013. Tier 1 is the premier ...
    June 14, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
  • So. Tier West to release results of food hub study Friday
    SALAMANCA — The Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will announce the results of a six-month feasibility study of a proposed food hub to serve Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua county farm and food producers.
    June 11, 2013 - Salamanca Press

  • Caroline Flint in guardian.co.uk
    You have a two-tier government. Your inner circle and then the remainder of cabinet,Flint wrote. "I have the greatest respect for the women who have served as full members of cabinet and for those who attend as and when required. However,...
  • Rafael Benitez in Telegraph.co.uk
    There are too many international games and the demands on the players are too much,Benitez said. "Someone needs to analyse this situation because it is putting the players at risk." "Maybe the answer is a two-tier qualifying system...
  • Robert Gates in Wall Street Journal
    Low and mid-tier priced models such as the W200 Walkman phone and simple 'talk and text' range of phones have been key volume drivers during the quarter, while the high-spec P1 smartphone and W580 slider Walkman phone have been well received and... Miles Flint http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Flint&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFZDodc83jfc6QFfvcI845lXc0ERg InformationWeek http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml%3FarticleID%3D202401522&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF7BW8UQicKqiQrIMe4sACgEZm59g Oct 11, 2007 100115 132963 tiered We must not -- we cannot -- become a two-tiered alliance of those willing to fight and those who are not," Mr. Gates told the Munich Conference on Security Policy, where Afghanistan was a central topic. "Such a development, with all its...

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