In Gaiman's Annotated American Gods, the annotator often refers to the balance of a paragraph.
For example annotation #73 says "The balance of this paragraph does not appear in the first edition".
What does this mean?
For reference, this is the paragraph for annotation 73:
Shadow ran through the airport, but the doors were already closed when he got to the gate.  He watched the plane pull away from the gate, through the plate glass. Then he explained his problem to the gate attendant (calmly, quietly, politely) and she sent him to a passenger assistance desk, where Shadow explained that he was on his way home after a long absence and his wife had just been killed in a road accident, and that it was vitally important that he went home now. He says nothing about prison.