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- n. Plural form of halfer.
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I enjoyed her uniquely named creatures - in a world where wood is scarce, desks and beds are made of concrete and animals are known as 'halfers', 'yabuts', 'gribiens', and 'Dutchers' weasel-crossed lynxes.
Still, it is likely to be the first time that Florida beat New York at minting millionaires (or, in 2004's case, million-and-a-halfers).
About 40% of the net worth of California's million-and-a-halfers was in real estate in 2004.
But you can bet that with the real-estate slide, California's and Florida's million-and-a-halfers will be hit especially hard.
Being in the Fifth he could, of course, suit himself what he did with his halfers.
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the saying "Finders keepers (losers weepers)" dates as far back as the early 19th century, recorded as "No halfers-findee keepee, lossee seekee".