from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rest equivalent to a half-note; a minim-rest, .
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The terms applied to these rests vary in different authorities, but it will be noted that the _pausa_, _semi-pausa_, and _suspirum_ correspond respectively to the double-whole-rest, whole-rest, and half-rest in use at present.
The first hour of this freedom rested them more than the whole six weeks that they had been getting half-rest, with the burden still upon their thought and always waiting for their hands.
We had walked well and stoutly, -- the sort of half-rest which we enjoyed the day before giving fresh vigour to our limbs, -- so that between two and three o'clock we ventured to calculate that Liebenau could not be far distant.