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Synonyms for half-moon

the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail


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the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated

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of the above reflections, made partly as I dressed and partly in the hansom on the way to Half-moon Street.
His face alarmed me more than any I had left in Half-moon Street.
Its fiery rays dispelled the clinging vapors, and there, before our eyes, like a picture, lay the shrimp fleet, spread out in a great half-moon, the tips of the crescent fully three miles apart, and each junk moored fast to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
As we passed the point the whole cove burst upon our view, a half-moon of white sandy beach upon which broke a huge surf, and which was covered with myriads of seals.
Between the two gates was a half-moon of shrubs, to the left of the steps a conservatory, and to their right the walk leading to the tradesmen's entrance and the back premises; here also was the pantry window, of which more anon.
It was a bitterly cold night, with a half-moon shining brilliantly in a frosty, star-spangled sky.
Stars, crosses, triangles, squares, half-moons, suns-- such are some of the signs used by correspondents.
Tastes differ," murmured the dragonette, slowly drooping its scaley eyelids over its yellow eyes, until they looked like half-moons.
See, though from far, His thousands, in what martial equipage They issue forth, steel bows and shafts their arms, Of equal dread in flight or in pursuit-- All horsemen, in which fight they most excel; See how in warlike muster they appear, In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings.