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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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Funny Folks (1874-1894) is regarded as the first true British comic, and Ally Sloper of Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday (1884-1916) was our first comic-strip hero.
The meeting was also attended by a Mr Simpson, the chairman of the Artisans' Half-Holiday Movement, a body striving to convince employers to allow their workers Saturday afternoon off.
Westinghouse was the first major large company owner of the time to grant his workers a half-holiday on Saturdays.
Weekly half-closing is the term applied to an English and Canadian practice of having a half-holiday in the middle of the week," the paper said.
Some community members championed tourism as an effective alternative economic strategy and fought to eliminate the city's store-hour restrictions, especially the Wednesday half-holiday, because they believed these restrictions limited tourist expenditures.
His current shows include Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday, Beemaster, A Night At The Pantomime and 'Arris's music 'All.
Aided by shorter hours of work, especially the new Saturday half-holiday, rising real wages, and an often dense railway network, the conditions were ripe for the emergence of a dramatic, robust spectator sport.
SCHOOL heads defied the Education Minister's ban on the traditional half-holiday yesterday.