half-moon

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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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But his reputation had crossed the Atlantic before Maguire himself; the grandiose hotels had closed their doors to him; and he had already taken and sumptuously furnished the house in Half-moon Street which does not re-let to this day.
The hamlet's front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle incline; its most rearward border fringed itself out and scattered its houses about its base line of the hills; the hills rose high, enclosing the town in a half-moon curve, clothed with forests from foot to summit.
They saw the ships move forward in a large half-moon, but could not discern me, who was up to my breast in water.
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.
Ye see how the hill curves round like the half-moon, and how the plain runs like a green tongue towards us within the curve?