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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A second local resident, who lives in nearby Hazelwood Drive, said: "My little girl woke me at half past two this morning saying she could hear screaming.
After play finally began at half past two, Richard Johnson scored 61 from 77 balls with support from skipper Ateeq Javid (35) and Stef Piolet (33).
"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who have been involved in this very tragic fire, and I would appeal to anybody who was in the Chatham Hill area of Chatham at half past two this morning who has seen anything suspicious, or anything that is connected with this particular tragic incident to make contact with Kent Police."
Only the old Tote building still remains thanks to its Listed status, its clock-hands pointing permanently to half past two, as incongruous as an old tooth in a young mouth.
So, we killed a few hours in the park until half past two, and I returned to the bank only to find out I needed to have an account there if I wanted to use the Internet.
The star stumped up the cash but later couldn't resist sending former manager Peter Swan a special delivery of two live lobsters and half a pound of butter which arrived at half past two in the morning.
Now, instead of general rowdiness at half past eleven we have riots at half past two.
One day, Tim and I dawdled over lunch, and it wasn't until half past two that we finally got under way.
IT was half past two on Saturday morning by the time Cahir Healy made it over from London for what are now weekly jaunts to play for his club.