1. half of a gallon, equal to 2 quarts (1.9 liters).
2. holding or consisting of two quarts.
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"Granting the possibility of spiritual apparition and even materialization, yet the apparition and materialization of a half-gallon brown clay jug--a piece of coarse, heavy pottery evolved from nothing--that is hardly thinkable."
'On what account?' asked Mr Tappertit, who had been quenching his fiery face in a half-gallon can.
When she had taken this gentle exercise for some time, she sat down upon the steps and called 'George'; whereupon a man in a carter's frock, who had been so shrouded in a hedge up to this time as to see everything that passed without being seen himself, parted the twigs that concealed him, and appeared in a sitting attitude, supporting on his legs a baking-dish and a half-gallon stone bottle, and bearing in his right hand a knife, and in his left a fork.
The windows are, for the same reason, sufficiently diversified in appearance, being ornamented with every variety of common blind and curtain that can easily be imagined; while every doorway is blocked up, and rendered nearly impassable, by a motley collection of children and porter pots of all sizes, from the baby in arms and the half-pint pot, to the full-grown girl and half-gallon can.
He was so intent upon it, that I had ample leisure to observe the large paper kite in a corner, the confusion of bundles of manuscript, the number of pens, and, above all, the quantity of ink (which he seemed to have in, in half-gallon jars by the dozen), before he observed my being present.
(https://www.hilanddairy.com/pdfs/media/Hiland-Dairy-KC-Whole-Chocolate-Milk-Recall-12-4-18.pdf) Hiland Dairy has announced a voluntary recall of its half-gallon premium whole chocolate milk for an egg allergen.
HP Hood is recalling 145,254 half-gallon cartons of its Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because it may contain dairy milk, an allergen not listed on the label.
Mocking the war, he bought a GI Joe Coloring Book and half-gallon of whiskey, for a drunken send-off with his fraternity brothers.
I STARTED working at Fentimans mineral factory in King Street, Gateshead, in 1949 on the half-gallon bottlewashing machine.
Stay hydrated on your next outdoor adventure with the stainless-steel Rambler Jugs (half-gallon, $99.99/1-gallon, $149.99) from YETI.
On average, people worldwide are gaining about 1.5 kilograms per decade--roughly the weight of a half-gallon of ice cream.
The largest common Mason jars are half-gallon (64 ounces) and are sold for canning acidic juices.