half-length half-length

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a portrait showing the body from only the waist up
  2. (adj) representing only the upper half of the body
  3. (adj) abridged to half its original length

Usage(s):

  1. Coming into the last 200 metres, the bow of the California shell was a half-length ahead of Canada and England but it was even with the bow of the Italian boat.
  2. It was a dangerous position, because the Pennsylvania Athletic Club had been a half-length behind at the mile, was now a half-length ahead, and there was only 50 yd.
  3. Sir Harry, big chestnut colt owned by the Seagram stables, was first to thunder past the finish post, a half-length ahead of Dangerous, his only serious competitor.

News

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    A half-length separated Sky Lantern and Just the Judge when they finished first and second in the Group 1 English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5, and they are rematched in Friday’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Royal Ascot.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Royal Ascot: Sky Lantern, Just the Judge rematched in Coronation

    A half-length separated Sky Lantern and Just the Judge when they finished first and second in the Group 1 English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 5. That alone would make their appearance in Friday’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Royal Ascot a duel to savor.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. "I was very, very pleased with the work," trainer Todd Pletcher said. "He started out about a length and a half or two lengths behind the other horse, then he finished up about a half-length ahead. It was a very good move for him."
    on Apr 26, 2009 By: Todd Pletcher Source: New York Daily News

  2. On Dec. 8, the day of the auction, though, Mr. Wynn called several old-master dealers and Rembrandt scholars to ask their opinion of the work, "Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo" (1658), experts said.
    on Dec 18, 2009 By: Stephen Wynn Source: New York Times

  3. "He was beaten about a half-length and ran really well," Mandella said. "We don't anticipate that he wouldn't like it."
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Richard Mandella Source: Whittier Daily News

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