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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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Widdop looks certain to retain the No6 jersey but McNamara admits he is facing a selection dilemma over his half-back partner.
It's been a challenge for me - as playing half-back in Super League at the top level is a challenge.
Cunningham is taken aback by a report claiming Langtree Park is Fages' most likely next destination and is pleased with the half-back options he already has.
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.
The coach has included Leeds hooker or half-back Rob Burrow in his 19, but he looks set to be on the bench, with the 24-year-old Widdop winning his 11th cap against the Kiwis.
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.
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'.
The most dependable line of Brian Cody's four-in-a-row All-Ireland winning sides was the half-back trio of Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan and JJ Delaney.
But with Sneyd back in half-back harness with Leon Pryce, Hull will boast an attacking threat all across the park.