They are then placed in small tin boxes, half-filled with oil, which are taken to be soldered.
Here was a vacant stall, except that it was half-filled with straw.
The engineer had straightened and was raising the half-filled canteen to drink.
The dining room was half-filled with women, children and men.
Yet it is obvious that it costs little or no more to operate a well filled ferry-boat than one that is but half-filled.
Then he looked round at the half-filled canteen to see that he was unobserved.
Then he lifted his half-filled glass and turned to her with an almost shy smile on his face.
He heard the splash as the casket was dropped into the half-filled grave.
The bottle, half-filled with water and securely corked, was laid on a cushion in the window of Hunter's Jewelry Store.
"Get in," he said, and half-filled the glass from the bottle.
Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
"a full supply," mid-13c., fille, from Old English fylle, from Proto-Germanic *fullin- (cf. Old High German fulli, German Fülle, Old Norse fyllr), noun of state from *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Meaning "extra material in music" is from 1934.