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wan

1. unnaturally pale esp from sickness, grief, etc.
2. characteristic or suggestive of ill health, unhappiness, etc.
3. (of light, stars, etc.) faint or dim

WAN

(communications)

WAN

WAN

(Wide Area Network) A long-distance communications network that covers a wide geographic area, such as a state or country. The telephone companies and cellular carriers deploy WANs to service large regional areas or the entire nation. Large enterprises have their own private WANs to link remote offices, or they use the Internet for connectivity. Of course, the Internet is the world's largest WAN.

WANs, LANs and MANs
A LAN (local area network) is contained within a building or complex. A MAN (metropolitan area network) generally covers a city or suburb. Following is a bandwidth comparison between major LAN and WAN technologies. See LAN, MAN and personal area network.


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When Bicchi set up an art studio in Seif's hometown in 1929, the Wanly brothers were the first among his students.
The first floor gallery includes works by other Arab artists, including Dia Azzawi, Farid Belkahia, Faraj Daham, Ismail Fattah, Wafa al-Hamad, Adam Henein, Saif al-Kuwari, Hussein Madi, Tariq Ibrahim, Baya Mahieddine, Mohamed el-Melehi, Sami Mohamed, Rafa al-Nasiri, Ahmed Nawar, Shirin Neshat, Khalifa al-Qattan, Munqith Said, Abbes Saladi, Ibrahim el-Salahi, Faisal Samra, Jewad Selim and Seif Wanly.
Instead, he smiled wanly, released his supporters, and pledged his loyalty to the next Liberal leader.
You find yourself smiling wanly at your partner from the other end of the couch, wondering what went wrong.
The author sums up the programme ascribed to the Ballade as follows: 'Polish version of Eden to the Fall, to the Expulsion, and finally to the Pilgrim bearing the agonizing memory as they wanly sang the Lord's song in the strange land' (p.
She smiled wanly and began to bathe her breasts with a small
I smile wanly when I hear: "Let me know if you ever need someone to stand in for you", or "Add my name to the list for when you need company".
So, after they watched the sun sink wanly through drizzle and mist, they merely smiled once more, wished each other a not uncomfortable night and a not unhappy return.
Safed murgh korma was a white dish served at a white banquet - the tablesettings were white, the flowers were white, the carpet was white, there were white cushions and a full moon shone wanly overhead.
Featured artists include Louay Kayyali, Fateh, Moudares, Ismail Fattah and Seif Wanly, each considered a pioneer.
Effat Nagy, El-Hussein Fawzy, the Wanly brothers Mohamed Nagy and Shabaan Zaky, among tens of other artists that constitute her private collection, are highlighted in her three chapters.