Half-boot to Hallucination
(Half"-boot`) n. A boot with a short top covering only the ankle. See Cocker, and Congress
boot, under Congress.
(Half"-bound`) n. Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.
1. Half-blooded. [Obs.]
2. Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained. Atterbury.
(Half"-breed`) a. Half-blooded.
(Half"-breed`), n. A person who is half-blooded; the offspring of parents of different races,
especially of the American Indian and the white race.
(Half"-broth`er) n. A brother by one parent, but not by both.
(Half"-caste`) n. One born of a European parent on the one side, and of a Hindoo or Mohammedan
on the other. Also adjective; as, half-caste parents.
(Half"-clammed`) a. Half-filled. [Obs.]
Lions' half-clammed entrails roar for food.Marston.
To go off halfcocked. (a) To be discharged prematurely, or with the trigger at half cock; said of a
firearm. (b) To do or say something without due thought or care. [Colloq. or Low]
(Half"cock`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Halfcocked(-kokt); p. pr. & vb. n. Halfcocking.] To set the
cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.
(Half"-cracked`) a. Half-demented; half-witted. [Colloq.]
1. (Zoöl.) A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See Boat shell.
2. See Half deck, under Deck.
(Half"-decked`) a. Partially decked.
The half-decked craft . . . used by the latter Vikings.Elton.
(Half"en) a. [From Half.] Wanting half its due qualities. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Half"en*deal`) adv. [OE. halfendele. See Half, and Deal.] Half; by the half part. [Obs.]
Chaucer. n. A half part. [Obs.] R. of Brunne.
1. One who possesses or gives half only; one who shares. [Obs.] Bp. Montagu.
2. A male fallow deer gelded. Pegge
(Half"-faced`) a. Showing only part of the face; wretched looking; meager. Shak.
(Half"-fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A salmon in its fifth year of growth. [Prov. Eng.]