Little Orphan Ibid. [lit-l awr-fuhn ib-id]: n.
1. An occurrence of ‘Ibid.’ (ibidem, "in the same place") in a research footnote which–though incredibly cute and endearing–has lost its parent citation due to excision or rearrangement of body material. A little orphan ibid. may be found alone, or–in particularly tragic circumstances of aggressive editing–accompanied by dozens of sibling ibids.