from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In organ-building, said of pipes which are partially closed at the top by a lid or cover.


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  • Fábregas could have completed his hat-trick but after going through he attempted a chipped finish that Felipe half-stopped before Moisés hacked the ball away.

    Cesc Fábregas and Arsenal hit Braga for six in Champions League

  • Jack gave a murmur, and half-stopped, as a frightful suspicion crossed him.

    Westward Ho!

  • Weren't the gods cruel enough, deaf to her prayers through so many years, so many decades and days and languid, half-stopped hours?

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • A lady, turning a corner, looked up carelessly, and then half-stopped within a few feet of him, as if startled.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • Hugh set Harry down, who ran upstairs to get dressed for dinner; while he himself half-stopped, and turned towards Mr. Arnold.

    David Elginbrod

  • Lady started, half-stopped, raised her head high, and turned round her ears.

    St. George and St. Michael Volume III

  • As she drew near them, she hesitated, half-stopped, and put out a hand from under the shawl -- stretched out no arm, held out only a hand from the wrist, white against the night.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Cook doesn't quite time it, it's half-stopped by Samaweera at cover, and it's only a single. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Babel broke down the left, moving the ball to Lucas and he picked out Benayoun, whose mazy dribble into the area was only half-stopped to allow the Liverpool captain to run onto the loose ball and blast a low shot under Arlauskis. Breaking News

  • However, he mis-kicked and Titus Bramble half-stopped the ball on the goalline but somehow Torres scrambled it over for his 49th goal in 69 league appearances.


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