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paper clip

n.
A wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together.

pa′per clip`


n.
1. a flat clip that holds sheets of paper between two loops.
2. a spring clamp for holding papers.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.paper clip - a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper togetherpaper clip - a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together; "the paper clip was invented in 1900"
clip - any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
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If your bag wants to fly upside down, add some weight to the bottom by sliding a few paper clips onto the bottom of the bag.
Be careful that students do not put small objects into their mouths, and carefully supervise students bending or using bent paper clips.
Scientists have previously been able to bend light so that microscopic objects disappear, but a team at Birmingham University can now use a lump of crystal to do the same to pins and paper clips.
Area residents can bring documents with file folders, hanging files, staples and paper clips, but no binders, hard drives, plastics, discs or cardboard.
You'll need: Paper clips, aluminum foil and peanut butter (smooth).