Halfling

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Halfling a half-grown person, between a boy and a man
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. healf (Ger. halb, Dan. halv); original meaning 'side.'

Usage

In literature:

Fifteen tarry sailors upon the one side, and a man and a halfling boy upon the other!
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
That may be true of halfling boys, maybe, but a man goes his ain gait even when he gets a bit facer.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Iss not a man a better foe than a halfling boy?
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Fifteen tarry sailors upon the one side, and a man and a halfling boy upon the other!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A sweeper woman, he said, bought 'halflings' for an Afghan's bibi.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
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In news:

'True Blood' season 5, episode 8 recap: If Einstein was a halfling , was Darwin a vampire.
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