• 18 Dovetail halving
    18 Dovetail halving
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Halved hävd Appearing as if one side, or one half, were cut away; dimidiate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • halved In botany, with one half, or nearly so, of a nominally bilateral organ wanting, as in the leaves of some begonias; dimidiate.
    • halved In golf, having the same score on each side: as, a hole is halved when each side takes the same number of strokes; a match is halved when both sides have won the same number of holes, or have proved equal; etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Halved divided into halves:
    • adj Halved (bot.) appearing as if one side were cut away
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  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Trouble shared is trouble halved.”
  • Bernard Gilpin
    Bernard Gilpin
    “I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly, if it be wrong leave it undone.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.”


A problem shared is a problem halved - If you talk about your problems, it will make you feel better.
Football's a game of two halves - (UK) If something's a game of two halves, it means that it's possible for someone's fortunes or luck to change and the person who's winning could end up a loser.


In literature:

Hard-boiled eggs cut in halves, or poached eggs, are usually served with spinach.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
It had swelled and split apart, and inside the two halves of the bean something green showed.
"Daddy Takes Us to the Garden" by Howard R. Garis
The three slips of paper were the halves of three quarto sheets of writing, torn in two, lengthways, from top to bottom.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
If you wish to be 'my lady,' take Sir Hugh, if he will have you; but I go halves with nobody.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
Wash, and scrape clean; cut lengthwise in halves, and boil an hour, or two if very old.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
It was a low building, 150 by 30 feet, divided by a six-foot alley-way into halves, each 150 by 12 feet.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
The teams that Murphy talked to between the halves, both at Yale and Pennsylvania, were always inspired.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Blanket made of equal halves of deep royal purple and pale turquoise blue.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
Slice four tomatoes and cut in halves.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
He did nothing by halves.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
If the beans are large, cut in halves lengthwise and the halves crosswise.
"Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties" by Janet McKenzie Hill
For your Garnish you may use Chesnuts, Artichock, pistaches, pine-apple-seed and yolks of hard eggs in halves or potato's.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
It is ovoid in shape, with an irregular, flattened base, and consists of lateral halves or hemispheres.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Now then, what about them halves?
"The New Forest Spy" by George Manville Fenn
Guess Lorson'll halve his smile.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Of the next seven holes I managed to win three and halve two.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Then cut these halves into section or slices so as to have eight or ten for each artichoke, according to size.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
Earth and Olympus are the halves of the cycle, but the Earth is in discord and must be transformed to the harmony of Olympus.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Eighteen halves wanted queens, but the other eighteen had very fertile ones.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
The halves are then buttoned together.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

Lord, save us from our golden calves,
Our sin with grief we own;
We would no more be thine by halves,
But live to thee alone.
"The Golden Calf" by John Newton
We’ve ’em now—the cows and calves
(Things here are never done by halves);
Strangers, workers, and milkers, too,
Of scrubbers also not a few.
"Song of the Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
She needs no Russian Theatrey
Mere Father strangles Mother,
In scenes where all the characters
And colours kill each other—
Her boast is freedom had by halves,
And Britons never shall be Slavs.
"Americanisation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The fellow halves that, cloven as they swivel
On casting tides, are tangled in the shells,
Bearding the unborn devil,
Bleed from my burning fork and smell my heels.
The tongue's of heaven gossip as I glide
Binding my angel's hood.
"My World Is Pyramid" by Dylan Thomas
I joy in my hart jest to hear that rippin' sound
When you split one down the back and jolt the halves
in two,
And the friends you love the best is gethered all around--
And you says unto your sweethart, "Oh, here's the
core fer you!"
"Wortermelon Time" by James Whitcomb Riley
My hand is stuffed with mode, design, device.
But I lack access to my proper stone
And plenitude of plan shall not suffice
Nor grief nor love shall be enough alone
To ratify my little halves who bear
Across an autumn freezing everywhere . . .
"What Shall I Give My Children" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks

In news:

4 red bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded.
The trick to canning peaches is packing the peach halves tightly without squashing them.
Fresh lemon juice 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 3 /4 cup (3 oz.
It's rare to have time to work on stories when the newsroom has been halved since I was an intern in 2007.
Fresh tomatillos (husks removed and halved) and 1/2 cup chopped Spanish onion.
Then push the tong halves together.
WINE-POACHED PEARS Peel, halve, and core pears.
This cat's face has two distinct halves.
31/4 cups California walnut halves or large pieces.
1 large white onion, halved root to stem and thinly sliced.
Recycled wine barrel halves from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.
Despite describing the accusations against Jamie Simard as " chilling " and his alleged actions toward the victim as "systematic torture," a superior court judge halved his bail.
4 slices of bacon, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into ¼-inch pieces.
Firefighting force more than halved from Monday?s peak.
Halve lady fingers and edge pie pan.

In science:

B: Let X be a three-punctured sphere and let σ2, σ1 be the two markings depicted on the left and right halves of Figure 2, respectively.
Nonrational conformal field theory
The use of relation (2.6) corresponds to that of gluing together the two ribbons along the halves adjacent at the white vertex, and gluing together the corresponding black vertices (see Figure 7).
Duality of real and quaternionic random matrices
This way we push all the nontrivial parts of the graph into one of the two halves, and the entanglement can be read off from the coefficients of the new states.
Infinite Randomness Phases and Entanglement Entropy of the Disordered Golden Chain
Oversampling introduces a buffer between the two halves of the passband and also between their spectral images.
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
The two halves of the spectrum are side-by-side.
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
Oversampling ensures a buffer between the two halves of the signal spectrum as well as with the image spectra.
A spectral synthesis method to suppress aliasing and calibrate for delay errors in Fourier transform correlators
The size of the remaining connected components halves after each graph fragmentation step.
Transitive-Closure Spanners
The pulse can even be symmeterized by placing the compensating block between two halves of the pulse .
Randomized benchmarking of single and multi-qubit control in liquid-state NMR quantum information processing
This asymmetry is also present in the measured response (blue). However, the sum of the two self-group reconstructions is much too large to predict the measured response. Here is where the mutual group comes in. It is largely in anti-phase with the activity in both halves of the individual input-group reconstructions.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
Octahedronal Graph Each cube contains six pyramids or halves of the octahedra.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
Such an octahedron has the property that it has a common base of two pyramid halves which lies in the sI =const. plane.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
In this process, the edges dual to the faces of the interior tetrahedron become halves of the spatial diagonals of the cube.
Semiclassical analysis of the Loop Quantum Gravity volume operator: I. Flux Coherent States
For a quasigeodesic loop Q on P , P \ Q separates P into two “halves” P1 and P2 .
Unfolding Convex Polyhedra via Quasigeodesic Star Unfoldings
Cut along Q, joining the two halves at an uncut segment s ⊂ Q.
Unfolding Convex Polyhedra via Quasigeodesic Star Unfoldings
In either case s extends to a supporting line of both halves, and thus we obtain a non-overlapping placement of the planar developments of P1 and P2 .
Unfolding Convex Polyhedra via Quasigeodesic Star Unfoldings