Half: Open, Hyphenated, and Solid Compounds Listed in MW11

Related reference to the National Geographic Society style manual:

Is it a half dozen or a half-dozen? Sources differ, and Merriam-Webster ignores the question in the list that follows.

from the list of all words near half (accessed on August 6, 2013) – note that some of these 208 items are defined only in the unabridged dictionary and some are nothing to do with half of anything: halfa (Esparto grass, a North African plant used in making upscale paper) belongs to both categories


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