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a bottle half the size of a standard bottle of wine, spirits, etc
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  • Smith will bring me up a bit of chicken and a half-bottle of Heidsieck.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • However, the half-bottle came, and we drank it with great gusto.

    Youth Leo Tolstoy
  • She always drank her half-bottle of red wine to the dregs, and she invariably concluded with a greengage in brandy.

    A Versailles Christmas-Tide Mary Stuart Boyd
  • He went over to the sideboard, unlocked a lower division of it with his private key, and drew forth a half-bottle of champagne.

    Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
  • After coffee she said to the old maidservant: “Tell them to bring out a half-bottle of muscadine.”

  • A half-bottle does not contain sufficient for one, and a whole bottle rarely satisfies two.

  • We each had a half-bottle of the famous wine, and truly its reputation is not unmerited.

  • He knew it could not have been drink, as each day the State allowed him but one half-bottle of claret.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • I slung the half-bottle round my neck, and carried my hat full of water in my hands.

  • One unmistakable proof was the half-bottle of Three Star brandy sold by the grocer.

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