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(of a vessel, place, etc) holding or containing half its capacity
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  • Put them into glass or white-ware jars, (rather more than half-full,) and pour on them the vinegar boiling hot.

  • This is not reliable in case the trap is full or half-full with slime, etc.

  • “Leave a fellow a drop,” said Frank; and the half-full vessel was handed to him.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • One fellow got hit with a water bucket and it was about half-full.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • They found the dory covered with snow and half-full of slush, and it took some few minutes to get her into condition.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln

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