Selective Service


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n selective service compulsory military service
    • n Selective Service an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
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In literature:

The knights and men-at-arms who had been selected for the service had but a few minutes to prepare themselves.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
Universal conscription is much better than voluntary service, since the latter is highly selective, the former much less so.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The implements for such a service are well tried and abundant, and the difficulty lies only in making a proper selection.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The personnel of the new organization was being determined by the selective service boards.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Selective Service wanted to eliminate the quota system altogether.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Everybody wanted to go, and there threatened to be trouble over the selection, so we picked the highest ratings from the whole Service.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
In those remote, lonely regions there are not many white families from which the young gentlemen in the service can select wives.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
It is like a man selecting his tools for intellectual expansion and social service.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It doesn't even depress me that Phil has selected hers with the air of acquiring a serviceable shroud.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
Price, Courtenay, Stewart, and three other midshipmen, were those who had been selected for the dangerous service.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat

In news:

Louisville's Metro Animal Services has a very large selection of little or big, young or mature dogs and cats available for adoption.
SWIFT selected SmartStream Technologies, a global software and managed services provider, to evolve Accord, SWIFT's confirmation matching engine.
Wickett, 80, of St Marys, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Select Specialty Services in Erie.
Enjoy our wide selection of plants, gardening products and services we offer.
Tidewater Inc , a provider of Offshore Service Vessels to the global energy industry, has selected Furuno USA, Inc as a primary supplier for their BNWAS (Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System) needs.
The online setting gives a significant number of elements vital so as to begin a great requirements to select the maid services of one's option.
Officials have announced the selection of nearly 80 service projects to be completed across the region next summer as part of the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree .
Over the past 5 years, select local citizens have been honored with Jefferson Awards for their outstanding public service in our community.
As many as 10 teens will be selected to receive $36,000 each in recognition of their volunteer service projects.
Liv Café and Bistro at 4340 N Campbell Ave, in St Philip's Plaza, will soon offer evening meal service and a nice selection of beer, wine and cocktails.
The Cities of Lewiston and Auburn have been selected by the National Park Service to receive a technical assistance grant for planning the Androscoggin Greenway in their region.
SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY, FILLED WITH FUN – Rebecca Pierce-Merrick is humbled and surprised by her selection as the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce's JFK Jr Community Service Award winner.
If you are a member of Vectorworks Service Select, you can now access your Vectorworks documents wherever you are—whenever you need them—with your mobile device.
Selects Corizon For Health Care Services.
With much of Panda 's selection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean specialties intended for "family-style" service and sharing among diners, I took a look at the menu's list of lunch specials.

In science:

The jobs at station i have independent service times with distribution function G, mean µ−1 , where G is selected from the class of distributions Γ with uniformly bounded second moments.
A MARKOV chain model of a polling system with parameter regeneration
The 12 new programme stars were selected from the list of very metal-poor turnoff stars in Ryan et al. (1999) and observed with the VLT/UVES spectrograph (Dekker et al. 2000) in service mode during ESO period 73 (April September, 2004).
Sulphur and zinc abundances in Galactic halo stars revisited
Since m.p.g.f.’s are selected for each cycle independently of the past, different service disciplines are allowed at different stations in our model.
Polling systems and multitype branching processes in random environment counted by random characteristics
If it is possible to nd matching service candidates, the re nement service attaches a list of the corresponding interface descriptions URLs (e.g. wsdl URLs) to the abstract transition. Next, the binding consists of the selection of one service instance out of the list of available service candidates at runtime.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications
The resource managed is not able to invoke the service, but the endpoint to the services could be established. In this case, the policies are very important for services selection.
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications