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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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The 26 year-old's mercurial talents have been a perfect fit for Hull FC, dovetailing with the more orthodox abilities of half-back partner Marc Sneyd.
With St George Illawarra stand-off Gareth Widdop also recalled, it points to Bennett using a third different half-back partnership in as many matches, although the veteran coach is keeping the Australians guessing by including last week's pairing of Luke Gale and George Williams in his 19.
Australian half-back Jamie Soward will return home after his year at London Broncos.
It's been a challenge for me - as playing half-back in Super League at the top level is a challenge.
The Wildcats' arch-rivals Castleford start life without mercurial playmaker Rangi Chase and now have an abundance of half-back options with Luke Dorn, Liam Finn, Brett Seymour and Marc Sneyd all arriving.
WELSH squad half-backs Rhodri Williams and Rhys Priestland drop down to the replacements bench for the Scarlets' trip to face Zebre in Italy this evening.
TONY OG REGAN Centre half-back Club: Rahoon-Newcastle Age: 28 Championship Debut 2003 Honours: 1 Leinster, 2 Allianz Leagues Another fine stick man who survived a winter cull.
York coach Chris Thorman said: "We have been looking for an experienced half-back for the past few months and we believe we have got a top player in Jordan.
Chase, who played down his man-of-the-match performance against the French, will get the chance to build on his half-back partnership with Kevin Sinfield.
The Wrexham-based side heard earlier this week that star half-back Michael Witt may miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, leaving Crusaders without their first choice half-backs again as Jarrod Sammut remains sidelined with a fractured cheekbone.
Injury-hit Thunder need a half-back, but rugby director Hood has trawled the clubs and found nothing suitable - so rather than bring in a player in a different position and shift one of his stars to half-back, Hood will stick with the status quo.
Worcester fly-half Shane Drahm has urged England head coach Andy Robinson to give Andy Gomarsall another chance at international level after identifying the scrum-half as the 'form half-back in the country'.