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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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there are two Joes in Jedda--the diegetic character, Joe, whose dialogue and actions personify the perfectly assimilated 'half-caste', and the Joe of the (very cultivated) voiceover narration whose discourse veers strongly towards Doug McMann's anti-assimilationist views.
The Dickensian register of the half-caste's English may be read as a signal that Jim's story will henceforth be viewed through the Orientalizing prism of familiar Northern European genres and narratives--hence the collected Shakespeare that Jim takes with him up-river, allegedly to "cheer up a fellow" (LJ 218).
(37) The narrator, already an exile from his Polish homeland which has been absorbed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, continues his journeying while the 'half-caste' Tikera is banished from her 'own country' because of colonial bigotry towards her race (p.
The term 'half-caste' was progressively eased out of legislation.
(9) People, classified only by race as 'Aboriginal natives', 'half-castes' and 'half-caste' children under sixteen, irrespective of lifestyle and associations, were grouped under the umbrella of the Act and subject to the very considerable powers of its administrators.
Dudley Kelsey, an ex-Territorian resident in Adelaide, was a man Stott had known personally for the past forty years and had employed a "half-caste girl" the past four.
It is not casual that it is the half-caste, and not the police, who crosses the border and goes after the priest.
Of greater concern were the "half-castes" who "were widely thought to present the worst characteristics of both races." Here, the abstractions of Social Darwinism mingled with abstractions about racial traits to produce a general fear among whites that "this 'half-caste' race would breed up to become a social menace." (26) This perceived threat was a different sort of problem that precipitated a more active intervention on the part of white Australians.
They played a big and special part in my life, and accepted me into their home - even though I wasa half-caste. Believe me, in those days not many families did.
The resultant mixed-blood population was itself very fertile, so that by around the 1890s European Australians were becoming increasingly concerned about what came to be defined as the 'half-caste problem'.