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widow & orphan

A "widow" is the last line of a paragraph that appears alone at the top of the next page, and an "orphan" is the first line of a paragraph that appears alone at the bottom of a page. Default widow and orphan settings are typically configured for two lines in order to prevent isolated single lines.

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widget-based interfaceWIE
widget-based user interfaceWiegand wire
widget interfaceWiFi
widget setWiFi/3G
WiDiWiFi access point
WiDi adapterWiFi adapter
widjitWiFi Alliance
widjit interfaceWiFi amplifier

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