half-column

half-column

An engaged column projecting approximately one-half its diameter, usually slightly more.
See also: Bethlehem column
References in classic literature ?
There was a half-column account of the robbery--it was evident that a gang was operating in the neighborhood, said the paper, for it was the third within a week, and the police were apparently powerless.
The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth.
Did not his qualifications, his membership, and the record of his writings fill a long half-column in the "Medical Directory," from his first little paper on the "Gouty Diathesis" in 1859 to his exhaustive treatise upon "Affections of the Vaso-Motor System" in 1884?
But there was also, on another page, a special financial article in a hostile tone beginning with the words "We have always feared" and a guarded, half-column leader, opening with the phrase: "It is a deplorable sign of the times" what was, in effect, an austere, general rebuke to the absurd infatuations of the investing public.
Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.
50) According to the unsigned half-column in America, "no one of his works was a truly great book (The Story of American Catholicism was certainly a pioneering effort, however).
There'll be so many elected by then, they'll only have room for half-column prints and agate type.
I would prefer something more like a half-column in size.
294 a reproduction of an 18th-century plough occupies the lower part of the two left-hand columns with, to the right, the full column occupied by a photograph, two line drawings and two captions beside a blank half-column next to the spine.
Photo: Five-level half-column rotates within a plywood box; whole unit slides into an empty cupboard.
There was not only a gradation that enhanced the relief-like effect of the wall; (in a second phase) the arches that ran between the pilasters and the half-columns were fully decorated with stucco.
In response, interior designers Marcia Miller and Steven Stein employed architectural devices traditionally used in entryways or parlors of the late-l9th and early-20th centuries--low walls, half-columns, and cabinet dividers--to separate the kitchen from the dining area and playroom.