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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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WHY on earth is that half-wit Pete Doherty still able to walk about free?
What kind of half-wit can consider calling off a cricket tour because a few scribblers are banned from covering it, but couldn't give a monkey's when asked to walk away because of torture, murder, intimidation, kidnapping and starvation.
What sort of a half-wit dingbat football decision is that then?
Is it remotely possible that any half-wit can draw a logical connection between corporate United States death and destruction bombings under the guise of NATO with current violence at all levels of our sick society?
SASKIA This emotionless, vacuous, Faliraki half-wit has no attraction to Maxwell.
Then, like me, you spend 40 minutes on the phone with some half-wit technician in a call centre who appears to know less than you.
shrugging half-wit Emma Jones on the big Royal debate - the "voice of yoof" couldn't hold her own against Bob The Builder.
Lydon's standard bleating vocals and half-wit lyrics are often obscured by dull, sample-heavy production.
It's very disturbing and I don't believe for a second it has come from a half-wit lowlife.
He described Science as someone who 'just runs around all day like a half-wit making no sense.
Without Rooney, United (4-5 Totalbet) must rely on half-fit Ruud van Nistelrooy or half-wit Alan Smith as their lone front man.
IT'S dry slaps all round for the half-wit teacher and her snotty little charges from the posh London private school who got lost in the Cairngorms.