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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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The 'half-ways' listed below are hand-timed to a point along the back straight, and are calculated - i.e.
Half-way along the main spine, the intimate rhythm of the street gives way to an open courtyard, defined on one side by a two storey administration building which acts as the civic heart and spatial focus of the scheme.
RAPID RANGER (14.67sec) just shaded Droopys Honcho (14.71sec) as the quickest to half-way in the semi-finals of the William Hill Derby at Wimbledon on Saturday, both greyhounds clocking personal bests in the Split Decision table.