The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he is half by descent (half Pa, half Irish, etc.)
(fruit, etc. in quantity) s/he half fills (something); (container) s/he is half full of berries, apples, nuts, etc.
(flag) it is at half mast
s/he pays for half of it
s/he pays for half of something belonging to h/ (e.g., item in hock, item being purchased by h/)
it is half cooked
in the center or middle of the field
(baseball) center fielder
in the middle of the floor, in the middle of the room
(something string-like) it is piled up halfway
s/he climbs halfway up; s/he mixes two languages when speaking, speaks half and half
s/he slices h/ in half
s/he slices it in half
s/he slices in half something belonging to h/
half; halfway, in the middle; in two, in half
middle finger
s/he saws h/ in two, in half
s/he saws it in two, in half
s/he saws in half something belonging to h/
s/he is half asleep, s/he dozes
(measure of wood) half cord
h/ middle finger
s/he gives half of it away
one who is half Indian (half Native) by descent
s/he is half decided about it, is of two minds about it; s/he considers it to be dilemma