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Definition of the adjective Half-Past

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  1. [form of, Attributive form, half past, nodot=1] noun.

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Google previewThe Seaman's Manual, containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates; a dictionary of sea terms; customs and usages of the merchant service; laws relating to the practical duties of master and mariner (1851)

by Richard Henry DANA (Author of “Two Years before the Mast.”.), John Hoskins BROWN

For instance, eight bells is always twelve, four, or eight o'clock; and seven bells always half-past three, half-past seven, or halfpast eleven. The bells are sounded by two strokes following one another quickly, and then a short interval; after which, two more ; and so on. If it is an odd number, the odd one is struck alone, after the interval. This is to make the counting more sure and easy ; and, by this means, you can, at least, tell whether it is an hour or a half-hour. Hanan—Neither the ...

Google previewNorthern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary (2012)

by Sven Liljeblad, Catherine S Fowler, Glenda Powell

Half-past nine. 2. Half-past ten.

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The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded. (Frederick Forsyth)
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