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1. half a pint, esp of beer
2. Scot a small drink of spirits, esp whisky
3. Golf an equal score on a hole or round with an opponent
4. (in various games) either of two periods of play separated by an interval (the first half and second half)
5. short for halfpenny
6. Sport short for halfback
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What does it mean when you dream about a half of something?

The notion of half can be expressed in dreams in a number of different ways. A door half open can indicate indecision. If cut in half, one is in conflict with oneself, between one’s mind and one’s body.

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Embraced by many merchants in the city, the Wednesday half-holiday was enshrined in provincial legislation in 1916.
The extension of the retail half-holiday to a full day of closing during the Second World War on the grounds of conservation and patriotism proved the undoing of this compromise.
SCHOOL heads defied the Education Minister's ban on the traditional half-holiday yesterday.
I further surmised that the two types of town would also show different patterns of Saturday marriage as a reflection of the different times at which the Saturday half-holiday was introduced, either compulsorily or voluntarily, into the chief industries of the towns.(4)
Instead, Doyle suggested an obvious compromise: Change the half-holiday to a floating one for all state workers, allowing them it use it as they please.
Funny Folks (1874-1894) is regarded as the first true British comic, and Ally Sloper of Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday (1884-1916) was our first comic-strip hero.
A ALLY Sloper was created by Charles Ross and his comic, the Half-Holiday, first appeared in 1884.
Across his top hat are written the words Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday. It was owned by my great-grandfather and is in good condition.
Ally Sloper, right, of Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday (1884) was our first comic strip hero.
I have known boys who were working very hard for very little money to do more for their advancement in their spare time, their half-holidays, by improving their minds, than by the actual work they did.
And, thanks to trains and trollys, rising incomes, shorter workdays, Saturday half-holidays and even vacations in privileged trades, the Saturnalian experience could be freed from the rigid schedule of the festival calendar and enjoyed on a weekend, evening, or summer holiday.
Having ``attendance half-holidays'' from school on the last Friday of the month.