Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The half-cock of a firelock.

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Examples

  • Poor Steven Adler, nodding out on heroin but still standing, knees half-bent and arms akimbo, appeared momentarily to be practicing some kind of narcotic tai chi.

    Retching With the Stars

  • She melted the chairs into an oddly ergonomic padded rattan frame that fit the knees half-bent and slightly reclined the back in an S, contoured to our forms, with a laced upright cradle head rest that reminded me of a baseball mitt.

    Mandala « A Fly in Amber

  • My knee froze half-bent, remembering the face and the name in the same instant.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Poor Steven Adler, nodding out on heroin but still standing, knees half-bent and arms akimbo, appeared momentarily to be practicing some kind of narcotic tai chi.

    Retching With the Stars

  • My knee froze half-bent, remembering the face and the name in the same instant.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • My knee froze half-bent, remembering the face and the name in the same instant.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • He lost much of the use of his right arm, which now, he says, looks like a boomerang, half-bent all of the time.

    Can Redskins' Albert Haynesworth learn to love the nose tackle position?

  • He had to excuse himself, half-bent to cause the least fuss, avoiding the trip laid out for him by the legs and feet of Mindy, Steve, and the girl with Benjy on her lap.

    Comes After Cato

  • I walked across the kitchen half-bent, my hand over my mouth, cheeks ballooning in a pantomime of holding back sickness.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • I walked across the kitchen half-bent, my hand over my mouth, cheeks ballooning in a pantomime of holding back sickness.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

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