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halving

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The process of adjusting magnetic compass correctors so as to remove half of the deviation on the opposite cardinal or adjacent intercardinal headings to those on which adjustment was originally made when all deviation was removed; this action is taken to equalize the error on opposite headings.

halving

The cutting away of two wood members at their ends, each to half its thickness; when the two cut surfaces are placed together, a lap joint or half-lap joint is obtained.
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Chop vegetables into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl; toss with the juice of three of the grilled lemon halves, the minced garlic, olive oil, basil, thyme leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt and some black pepper to taste.
In Africa, after economic stagnation in the 1990s, a decade of encouraging economic growth is reducing the proportion of the population living in extreme poverty, but not quickly enough to halve it by 2015.
If we have halved it over the last five years, we are going to halve it over the next four years as well, so that by 2008, the maximum waiting time in this country will be about three or four months and the average waiting time for an operation will be five weeks.'
They won the singles by seven victories to three halves and Nicolson was able to ask: 'When did we last not lose a singles?' And he was thinking back to the Tony Allen, Andrew Carman, Peter McEvoy, Paul Broadhurst and Steve Webster days.
Sandy Twynholm and Chris McDonnell managed halves after both were two down, while Newcastle United youngsters Simon Lee and Ross Crowe hung on after tight matches to win by 3 and 2 and 2up respectively.
Last year's champions Flintshire managed to halve the morning foursomes 2-2 but then Caernarfonshire, who hadwon all their previous five matches, won five and halved two of the singles for a comprehensive victory.
Place peach halves (cut side up), jalapeno and chicken (skin side down) in pan.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Oct 8 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan is ringing in her 48th birthday with the 'half of her better halves' - hubby King Khan and son AbRam.
Tuck the onion halves, lemon halves and star anise (if using) around the joint, then pour the stock around it - don't disturb that sticky topping.
Referees add more time to second halves than to first halves.
It is important to remember that when the two halves separate, the breech block remains with the front half and the hammer remains with the rear half.