half-filled

half-filled

adj
(of a vessel, place, etc) holding or containing half its capacity
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Unfortunately, one young Italian, Peter, an impish soul, seeing me sitting solitary, stirred by a whim of the moment, half-filled a tumbler with wine and passed it to me.
He half-filled a second tumbler and shoved it across the table.
However, scarcely was the imperial power established -- that is, scarcely had the emperor re-entered the Tuileries and begun to issue orders from the closet into which we have introduced our readers, -- he found on the table there Louis XVIII.'s half-filled snuff-box, -- scarcely had this occurred when Marseilles began, in spite of the authorities, to rekindle the flames of civil war, always smouldering in the south, and it required but little to excite the populace to acts of far greater violence than the shouts and insults with which they assailed the royalists whenever they ventured abroad.
A huge driving-wheel and a shaft half-filled with rubbish showed the position of an abandoned mine.
"There they go, like dogs with so many half-filled shot-pouches dangling at their tails, and no fear of their breaking their order; for what the brutes in the rear didn't hear with their own ears, they'll conceit they did: besides, if they change their minds, it may be no hard matter to get the Jack to sing the rest of his tune!"
Here, on a shelf, were a multitude of phials, half-filled with old apothecaries' stuff, which, when the other half had done its business on Peter's ancestors, had been brought hither from the death chamber.
There now, the trays are ready, and everything in but my ball dress, which I shall leave for Mother to pack," said Meg, cheering up, as she glanced from the half-filled trunk to the many times pressed and mended white tarlatan, which she called her `ball dress' with an important air.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 19 (ANI): In a unique move to save water, Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order to put half-filled glasses of water in the state Secretariat here.
ONE restaurant owner told the Irish Mirror yesterday some establishments use half-filled jars of change on counters to make it appear they are taking in less money than they are.
(I've never watched one in full and I don't think I ever will.) And yet, on Sunday, the Pro Bowl happened in Hawaii, as it typically does this time of year, in front of a half-filled stadium.
Gently lower the eggs one by one into a pan half-filled with boiling water.
Naturally it was the nods to his old outfit like Sultans Of Swing and Romeo & Juliet that went down best but all too often his more pastoral soundscapes fell flat in the half-filled hall.