from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hemisphere.
  • n. In architecture, a molding whose profile is a semicircle. It may be either a bead or a torus.
  • Semicircular or semicylindrical: as, a half-round file, etc.


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  • I was unable to get additional information on it, but it is chambered in. 30-'06 with a half-round, half-octagon barrel, and topped (of course) with a Leupold variable.

    On Monday, I stopped by the Leupold & Stevens corporate campus in Beaverton (Oregon) and there was a fine rifle on display in th

  • She was slicing them into these half-round rainbows.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Congenital tracheal stenosis (narrowing due to a birth defect) is a rare condition in which the cartilage "rings" in the trachea, normally two half-round pieces of cartilage facing one another, fuse together into solid rings during fetal development.

    Tracheal Stenosis

  • "That building had very distinct half-round arches, with almost a Romanesque feeling facade," says Mr. West.

    Making Hotel Look Historic

  • It was broken only by the half-round and half-covered wheel-house at the very stern and by the chart-house.


  • I took this half-round idea and developed it in metal sculpture and in the pigmented polyurethane as well.

    Marina Cashdan: Lynda Benglis, Shape Shifter and Influencer

  • After standardizing for the different formats the World Cup has used over the years, Mr. Ploquin has found that domestic coaches typically get a half-round further in the tournament than their foreign counterparts.

    The Curse of the Foreign-Born Coach

  • And of course, that half-round of rosy nipple that was exposed to the world of poetry.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 13

  • Abbie had pulled a sleeveless pale yellow maternity top sprinkled with daisies over a long-sleeved white T-shirt that hid a half-round foam piece.


  • But in another half-round the drawing was finished, a trifle more wobbly than the others, but equally accurate; only the symbol on the flag in the middle of the country had become disproportionately large.


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