from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having one side flat and the other rounded; -- said of a file.
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We should begin, said my father, turning himself half round in bed, and shifting his pillow a little towards my mother’s, as he opened the debate — We should begin to think, Mrs. Shandy, of putting this boy into breeches. —
At the northern extremity of the continent, near Torres Straits, the natives when uttering a negative "don't shake the head with it, but holding up the right hand, shake it by turning it half round and back again two or three times."
He made a slight motion to me to approach him, and instantly, as he turned his face half round to the company once more, subsided into a doddering, loose-lipped senility.
She had left her work, and turning half round from the table, had listened intently to the conversation, towards the last, very forgetful that there might be anybody to observe her – with eyes fixed, and cheeks flushing, and the corners of the mouth just indicating delight – till the silence fell; and then she turned round to the table and took up her worsted-work.
When the server handed me my crepe, heated and wrapped in white parchment-like paper, she gave me a half round of bread, on the house, with a smile.