Paper weight

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any object used as a weight to prevent loose papers from being displaced by wind, or otherwise.

See also: Paper

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I followed them to my study, and found lying on my writing-table still, with the selenite paper weight upon it, the sheet of work I had left on the afternoon of the opening of the cylinder.
Then he read them again and placed the document beneath a paper weight in front of him.
According to details, lawyers, on call of elected representatives of Punjab Bar Council and District Bar Association, staged a protest demonstration against police officials of Civil Line for not registering a case against civil judge Shaukat Hayyal for injuring a lawyer Arsalan Qureshi by smashing a paper weight into his head when the mentioned lawyer went to his court to get copy of a verdict delivered by the judge in a case.
Hand Wet Felted Paper Weight Experiment with hand wet felting around a small stone using dyed wool tops to create your own special felted stone paper weight.
On average, the new magazine will shave about 11 pounds of paper weight off each flight.
At my center, we put a paper weight chart in each patient's room, recorded in pounds, so that patients can track their weight fluctuations themselves.
I specified "shooting wise" because I thought you might mention "door stop" or "paper weight" as a possible use.
Hewer, who is Lord Alan Sugar's sidekick on The Apprentice, told David he was a 'worthy winner' before presenting Chris with a coveted Countdown Tea Pot, glass paper weight and Oxford English Dictionary.
60% productivity) Paper Sizes Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), EXE (7.25" x 10.5"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8"), B6 (5.0" x 6.9"), Custom (Width: 3.5" - 8.5", Length: 5.8" - 14") Paper Weight Standard Tray and Bypass Tray; 16 - 40 lb.
Figure 6 demonstrates changes in paper weight after 5 and 60 min in water as compared to the initial weight of non-soaked paper dried at 105[degrees]C.
For this fourth edition, the size of the book has been reduced through reductions in paper weight, font size, and page margins.
The council is running a monthly Paper Weight contest with pounds 500 for the school putting the most paper per pupil in designated recycling bins.