Re: What's a widow?

Subject: Re: What's a widow?
From: dski -at- CAMEONET -dot- CAMEO -dot- COM -dot- TW
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 14:47:12 GMT

Eileen Foran (eenie -at- execpc -dot- com) wrote that she couldn't find anything
about widows in her Chicago Manual of Style, 13th edition.

In the 12th edition, "widow" is in the glossary but not in the index.
Chicago advises against indexing glossary text.

According to the 12th, a widow is a short line ending a paragraph and
separated from the rest of the 'graph by a page break. It is "avoided
when possible" by fiddling with wording or spacing to shorten the
paragraph or lengthen the line.

A word or part of a word on a line by itself at the end of any paragraph
is also loosely ("less strictly" -- Chicago) referred to as a widow.

Nothing about orphans.

Dan Strychalski dski -at- cameonet -dot- cameo -dot- com -dot- tw

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