half-column

half-column

An engaged column projecting approximately one-half its diameter, usually slightly more.
See also: Bethlehem column
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranging from a half-column to multiple pages, the entries are rich resources through which readers can acquire both a remedial and an advanced understanding of subjects.
The user of the dictionary in this instance would be better served by a half-column on "La mort des cathedrales" and the omission of Delacroix altogether.
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).
Nevertheless, "Kuiper Belt" does get a half-column article.
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.