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From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944
This name has been incorrectly given to a variety of gremlin. Actually, according to Campbell, it means "wonderful gadget".

The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff is a well-known novella by Theodore Sturgeon that first appeared in November and December 1955 issues of F&SF.

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