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noun, determiner, adjective, adverb
a Scot word for half
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  • He holds a tumbler in his right hand, and swears, in his Yorkshire dialect, that he is 'King and a hauf!'

    The Bront Family, Vol. 2 of 2 Francis A. Leyland
  • Says he, "I dinna doubt but she wad mak my parritch, but the plague is, she wad be fair to sup the hauf o' them."

  • We'd hauf an haar to wait for th' train to Payris, an' Billy made straight for th' refreshment raam.

    Seets I' Paris John Hartley
  • We've hauf a day to goa wanderin' abaat an' me i' this state—net fit to walk a yard.

    Seets I' Paris John Hartley
  • If he'd been seized wi th' neet-mare he wod'nt ha been hauf as helpless, as he wor under Billy's horse weight.

    Seets I' Paris John Hartley
  • Soa up he climb'd onto th' pooast, an' began praichin away, an' kept at it woll they wor all hauf pined to deeath.

  • An' off he went, wonderin ha mich he could save aght o'th' hauf craan Joa'd gien him.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • An' its hardly to be wondered at, for one hauf o'th' fowk we meet i'th' streets on a neet, seem to be druffen.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • He'd getten th' hauf on 'em cut, when up comes th' chap at they'd borrowed it on.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley

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