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 for Halves
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Half \Half\ (h[aum]f), n.; pl. Halves (h[aum]vz). [AS. healf.
     See Half, a.]
     1. Part; side; behalf. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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              The four halves of the house.         --Chaucer.
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     2. One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided,
        or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as,
        a half of an apple.
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              Not half his riches known, and yet despised.
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              A friendship so complete
              Portioned in halves between us.       --Tennyson.
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     Better half. See under Better.
     In half, in two; an expression sometimes used improperly
        instead of in halves or into halves; as, to cut in
        half. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
     In one's half or On one's half, in one's behalf; on one's
        part. [Obs.]
     To cry halves, to claim an equal share with another.
     To go halves, to share equally between two.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halves \Halves\ (h[aum]vz), n.,
     pl. of Half.
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     By halves, by one half at once; halfway; fragmentarily;
        partially; incompletely.
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              I can not believe by halves; either I have faith, or
              I have it not.                        --J. H.
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     To go halves. See under Go.
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