half-moon


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half-moon

1. the moon at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated
2. the time at which a half-moon occurs
3. Anatomy a nontechnical name for lunula

half-moon

[′haf ‚mün]
(astronomy)
The moon as seen in the first quarter and the last quarter.

half-moon

A roughly crescent-shaped fortification outwork. Also see ravelin.
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But they would be wrong, those people, because a half-moon cookie, while originating in Utica, New York in the same early 20th century time frame as the black-and-white, is in fact a devil's food cookie iced with half-chocolate/half-vanilla buttercream frosting.
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The Half-Moon in the Window": Looking out at my life so far, I wish / my human heart and every mistake / I've put into it won't fall away // and rise again clean and clear / and relatively shapeless: / the window in the half-moon.
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Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges Cut the lawn edges with a half-moon edging iron to ensure they are neat and well shaped.
Obsessed with preserving the Kurdish musical heritage (hitherto banned in Iraq and still compromised in Iran), Mamo cares little for borders, laws or a village elder's foretelling of a terrible happening before the half-moon.
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