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paperweight

[pey-per-weyt] /ˈpeɪ pərˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a small, heavy object of glass, metal, etc., placed on papers to keep them from scattering.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; paper + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for paper weight

paperweight

/ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt/
noun
1.
a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering
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