half pint


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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]
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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., and adding to them his own remark of "QUITE TRUE." Well, he is a lofty man of genius, and admires the great and heroic in life and novels; and so had better take warning and go elsewhere.
For example, in the past two weeks I was charged PS3.90 for a pint of real ale and PS3.20 for a half pint or thereabouts of alco-free lager (which can be bought in many supermarkets for about 50p).
OUR daughter was shocked and worried when she found the Country Style half pint milk bottle that I take to bed each night in case I get thirsty.
And so, three days after missing out on a PS12 food and drink deal for rump steak, salmon was on offer for me, served with squid, greens, fries and a garlicky mayonnaise called alioli - for PS12 all-in, including a half pint of Purity real ale.
"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."
Nursing that half pint all night can be a thing of the past.
I ordered a pint of beer for me and a glass (half pint) of lemonade.
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.