"Half a sec.," he replied (having learnt this phrase from the gunboat men down the river).
"Do keep your nose off my boots half a sec.," he remarked, but not crossly.
The pendulum was a free swinging pendulum for 59 sec., and the increase of the arc could scarcely be detected.
"Half a sec.," cried Sinclair, with a restraining hand on his shoulder.
Dawson holds the local high-hurdles record at 19-1/4 sec., and Woolsey holds the low-hurdles record at 31 sec.