• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Half-suit the body armour of the 17th century
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. healf (Ger. halb, Dan. halv); original meaning 'side.'


In literature:

Half an hour later Eunice appeared, driving a pair of depressed looking children before her, clad only in their little blue bathing-suits.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
He was good for two and a half yards every time, but that didn't suit Bost.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Then I got a suit of clothes from my chum's uncle's trunk, about half the size of Pa's clothes.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
It is best suited to farms where there are considerable areas of half-wild pastures.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
I can see no better thing to do that is half so hopeful in itself, or half so well suited to my restless state.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Mona went away half an hour ago, and took a suit case with her.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Will half an hour from now suit you for the wedding?
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
She was followed by Miss Arabella Winters, half hidden beneath a bundle of coats and wraps suited for children of all ages.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Half an hour later, Thad's suited figure bumped gently against the shining hull of the rocket.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
No, Markham didn't make my travelling suit half as well as he did Peggy Brewster's.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
Therefore, I wish you to furnish her with a half dozen complete suits of female attire, of the very best you have that will fit her.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Nothing suits you half as well!
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
The houses are half European or American in their architecture, modified to suit the climate.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
She says that things don't suit her, and she's got too many mistresses, by half, for her money!
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
No less perfectly did it suit his saturnine better half.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
I made half a dozen portal switches when I was taking Kinmarten to the suite.
"Lion Loose" by James H. Schmitz
In half an hour Mr. Lavine appeared from the cottage dressed in Mr. Jarley's best suit of clothes.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Stephen won't suit her half as well.
"Portia" by Duchess
After an hour and a half I was conducted through a suite of rooms to him.
"Tales from the German" by Various
See you in my suite in half an hour.
"The Star Lord" by Boyd Ellanby

In poetry:

I hear the curlew's sudden call,
The lapwing follows suit;
The little streamlet's tiny fall,
The distance makes half mute.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
A slim young pike with smart fins
And grey-striped suit, a young cub of a pike
Slouching along away below, half out of sight,
Like a lout on an obscure pavement. . . .
"Fish" by D H Lawrence

In news:

"We're wearing our best suits," Joey Ryan announces to the sold-out Electric Factory on Saturday night as he takes the stage with the other half of The Milk Carton Kids duo, Kenneth Pattengale.
At the head of the table sits John 5 in a sharp black suit flanked by a half-dozen staggeringly beautiful women.
A half-dozen suits have been lodged since the State Police relocated the Medevac Unit and its fleet of Northstar helicopters to Somerset Airport.
When you walk into El Pachuco, you half expect Edward James Olmos to slide out from behind the racks of zoot suits.
DALLAS—La Quinta Inns & Suites announced results for the first half of 2012, which include continued growth in franchise development, openings and brand performance.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Marshall hotel is conveniently located off I-20 headed to Marshall, TX half way between Longview, TX and Shreveport, LA.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Plymouth is located half way between Indianapolis and Chicago, near the intersection of US 31 and US 30.
A state appellate panel ruled Friday that she could not recoup attorney's fees from a suit where she tried to claim half of the estate.
"When the first one was built a year and a half ago, I said this would be a cascading effect — those people with money on the west end would follow suit and build seawalls ," said John Dindo, a Dauphin Island Sea Lab scientist.

In science:

Hence, the best-suited location would be close to the so-called South Atlantic Anomaly, where the GF strength is minimal, amounting to about one half of the value for the MAGIC telescope site.
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site