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.
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.
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.
Commonweal all but overlooked Maynard's work in American Catholic history, describing him as "a recognized histo rian, with an abiding interest in the Elizabethan period." (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.
I would prefer something more like a half-column in size.
Photo: Five-level half-column rotates within a plywood box; whole unit slides into an empty cupboard.