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half pint

(ˈhæf ˈpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 1; ˈhæf ˌpaɪnt, ˈhɑf for 2 )
n.
1. half of a pint, equal to 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) or 16 tablespoons (0.2 liter).
2. Slang. a very short person.
[1605–15]
References in classic literature ?
Yes; I can see Jones at this minute (rather flushed with his joint of mutton and half pint of wine), taking out his pencil and scoring under the words "foolish, twaddling," &c.
A survey of 2,000 people found that 34% preferred a half pint glass compared to a quarter who used a pint or a third of a pint glass.
As stronger and more full-flavoured beers become increasingly popular, a half pint is often a better choice and it is unfair to penalise those choosing to drink responsibly with a higher overall cost.
June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Casey's Cupcakes, the Southern California confection boutique offering an assortment of gourmet cupcakes, Casey's Candies and cupcake mixes will now sell its cutting-edge creation, Cupcake-Infused Ice Cream, by the pint and half pint.
A coffee in a cafe starts at [euro]1, and local beer also costs from [euro]1 for a draught half pint.
Nursing that half pint all night can be a thing of the past.
Unfortunately, the promotion wasn't available on half pint measures.
It is available in a convenient package--the HRB9700 Hot Rod Black kit that includes a quart of Hot Rod Black and a half pint of hardener.
He is struggling to get a pint into a half pint pot.
PRIME Minister David Cameron enjoyed a pint of bitter and wife Samantha had a half pint of beer and a packet of ready salted crisps at a pub with probably the best view in Britain.
Similarly, the newest health warning to our elderly is they should have only a half pint of beer or small glass of wine a day.
This was also the first time that I saw a half pint of Brown Ale.