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British Dictionary definitions for half-open


  1. chess (of a file) having a pawn or pawns of only one colour on it
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  • Then I creep noiselessly through the house and listen at half-open doors.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Through the half-open doorway she saw a girl standing before an easel.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • She stood on tiptoe, bending forward, and held her ear to the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • There was a slight stir in the passage outside the half-open door.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • As he stood at the half-open door, he was disposed to offer his hand.

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