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  • "Take hoff 'alf the batteries," suggested Jarvis, "'alf's a plenty.

    Panther Eye

  • "I dunno that he thought much about it; he spent 'alf' is time in the public, 'e did.

    Esther Waters

  • Yes | No | Report from efgumby wrote 18 weeks 3 days ago enjoying the free speech, caroline? tell your alf and peta buddys about it ... explain it in short and easy to understand language. why dont you go take your unregulated compassion to animals that are truly endangered and could actually use your misplaced energy, like the giant pandas or the detroit lions?

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • The other h alf, therefore, or at least the greater part of them, can be employed in providing other things, or in satisfying the other wants and fancies of mankind ...

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not 'alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

    Steve Bell 27.01.11

  • The very word is pleasing, and amid the great grey of 1984 an old man hankering for a pint – "a 'alf litre ain't enough ... a 'ole litre's too much" – is a link to a more human past.

    In praise of … the pint | Editorial

  • Surely it is time for this idiotic, emotionally unstable woman to crawl back where she belongs: under Todd. milllie alf

    Rove: Palin's resignation lacks clear strategy

  • From the Online Etymology Dictionary: masc. personal name, from Fr. Olivier, from M.L.G. Alfihar, lit. "elf-host," from alf "elf" + hari "host, army."

    Whatever the Fuck You Want

  • List of committee members Overall, the plan would hold down the growth of the federal debt by roughly $3.8 trillion by 2020, or about h alf of the $7.7 trillion by which the debt would have otherwise grown by that year, according to commission staff.

    Deficit Panel Pushes Cuts

  • That glass be 'alf an inch thick in places and thicker where 'tis beveled.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

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  • or Gordon Shumway, as he's known on his home planet of Melmac

    January 21, 2007