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 for Hanging indentation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hanging \Hang"ing\, a.
     1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
        "What a hanging face!" --Dryden.
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     2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
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     3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging
        post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
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     Hanging compass, a compass suspended so that the card may
        be read from beneath.
     Hanging garden, a garden sustained at an artificial
        elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon.
     Hanging indentation. See under Indentation.
     Hanging rail (Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to
        which hinges are attached.
     Hanging side (Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined
        or hading vein.
     Hanging sleeves.
        (a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the
            back from the shoulders.
        (b) Loose, flowing sleeves.
     Hanging stile. (Arch.)
        (a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured.
        (b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are
            hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are
     Hanging wall (Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or
        that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indentation \In`den*ta"tion\, n.
     1. The act of indenting or state of being indented.
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     2. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything;
        as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
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     3. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
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     4. (Print.)
        (a) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a
            little distance within the flush line of the column or
            page, as in the common way of beginning the first line
            of a paragraph.
        (b) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one
            em, or of two ems.
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     Hanging indentation, or Reverse indentation, indentation
        of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is
        a full line; also called a hanging indent.
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