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[haf-gal-uh n, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈgæl ən, ˈhɑf-/
a half of a gallon, equal to 2 quarts (1.9 liters).
holding or consisting of two quarts. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Jim took his half-gallon canteen, ranged up, and dismounted.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • The missionary put his hand into this sawdust, and drew out a half-gallon can.

    White Fire Roy J. Snell
  • Roy poured a half-gallon or so of kerosene into each of the two cylinders and left it over night.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • We procured enough to make our half-gallon bucket full and very strong.

  • He is now to be seen more frequently in the skittle-ground, clasping a half-gallon, instead of a quart of beer.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • A half-gallon to a plant each week will be a sufficient normal feeding.

    Making a Rose Garden Henry H. Saylor
  • The bottle contained a half-gallon, and its neck was small, so it seemed to Lou that the emptying would take forever.

    The Big Trip Up Yonder Kurt Vonnegut
  • Nothing was left out except rifles, cartridge-belts and two half-gallon canteens of water.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Take care not to scorch, cook until very thick, then add strong vinegar, a cupful to the half-gallon of fruit.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams
  • Mash the berries and add to each gallon of fruit a half-gallon boiling water.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree

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