Origin of half pint
Examples from the Web for half-pint
Some say it was his half-pint height, others that no amount was too small for him to rob.Hit-and-Run Driver Julio Acevedo Talks, Suggests 50 Cent Connection|Michael Daly|March 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pour it into half-pint bottles, cork them up carefully, and keep them in a dry place.
With what chemicals I've got left, couldn't I work up a half-pint?Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
Half-pint enameled steel cups are cheap, satisfactory, and easily kept clean.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
About noon, as well as they could judge, Wills served out a biscuit each, and about a half-pint of water.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
But he did on that day dine off the two mutton chops, and comforted himself with no more than the half-pint of sherry.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope