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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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Halfpenny returned to Test rugby in Wales' 13-6 World Cup warm-up victory over England at the Principality Stadium.
He was pulled from the starting team as a precaution, with Leigh Halfpenny taking his place at full-back.
Halfpenny was left sprawled on the Principality Stadium turf and suffered a prolonged concussion problem following a challenge from Australia centre Samu Kerevi that Wales coach Warren Gatland branded "reckless".
In that 106 days, Wales full-back Halfpenny pondered whether his career might be over and sought the help of a sports psychologist as he dealt with his most frustrating injury.
Halfpenny had not scored a try for his country since 2013, but the full-back proved he has rediscovered his mojo by crossing twice, in a record personal Test tally of 24 points.
Young for Halfpenny's signature, have said the British and Irish Lion is no longer on their radar.
Halfpenny, player of the 2013 series in Australia, plays for Toulon who could be involved in France's Top 14 final the day after the Lions' opening fixture.
A Gareth Davies try was then converted by Halfpenny but Landajo crossed from close range for a try that Sanchez converted.
Toulon star Halfpenny lines up at full-back against Cardiff visitors Australia for his first Wales appearance since he suffered knee ligament damage during a World Cup warmup game in September last year.
WALES 23 iTALy 19 WALES are playing an anxious waiting game before knowing the full extent of injuries suffered by Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny during their final World Cup warm-up game against Millennium Stadium visitors Italy.
Known locally as Half- Halfpenny Bridge, from the halfpenny toll to cross, all that remains today is the former toll house which has been converted into a private home.
A STAFFORDSHIRE vineyard is reaping the rewards of this year's harvest with the expansion of its Halfpenny Green premises with financial support from Barclays.