special handling


Definition of special handling

: the handling of parcel-post or mail as first-class but not as special-delivery matter for an extra fee

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Recent Examples on the Web IRAs and other qualified funds take very special handling to ensure that you do not get hit with taxes or penalties. Dallas News, "Death by inheritance: Windfall can cause complications," 8 Nov. 2020 Bonds required special handling, and nobody else could have done what Baker did. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Dusty Baker’s delicate touch: From babysitting Barry Bonds to managing Astros," 24 Oct. 2020 Michigan's photocopying policy doesn't apply to books, magazines, newspapers, correspondence courses and legal mail when a prisoner requests special handling. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "MDOC: To fight drug smuggling, prisoners now get photocopies of mail; originals shredded," 23 Oct. 2020 With special handling by Libby Benz and Drew McCulloch of Windermere Realty Trust, an offer of $3.9 million was accepted by out-of-town buyers and the estate sold Oct. 1 after 40 days on the market. oregonlive, "Selling a $3 million home gets special treatment: ‘There really isn’t a limit’," 2 Oct. 2020 Best of all, these details are not exclusive to a special handling package. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1986 Ford Taurus LX Shapes the Future of the Family Sedan," 2 July 2020 Now, Virgin Orbit has tested its entire launch system, including the liquid nitrogen fuel tanks that cool the entire system and require special handling. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Virgin's Rocket-Launching 747 Is Ready for Takeoff," 16 Apr. 2020 Oxygen is delivered in bulk, liquid form to hospitals and requires special handling, Air Products is helping train military drivers in the U.K. to deliver oxygen in case that becomes necessary. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Shipping’s Demand Shock; Hiring for Logistics; Delivering the Gas," 27 Mar. 2020 And California’s typically large numbers of provisional ballots — nearly 1 million in 2018 — also require special handling. John Wildermuth, SFChronicle.com, "California is no Iowa. But don’t expect quick results here, either," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of special handling

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Special handling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20handling. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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