Definitions for "paperweight"
A small, heavy object designed to hold down loose papers. The first glass paperweights were made in the 1840s in Venice and France, and their manufacture spread rapidly to other parts of Europe and the United States. Glass paperweights ceased to be fashionable in the early 20th century, but the craft of making them revived in the 1950s.
for the purposes of this book, a glass sphere or plaque enclosing decorative elements such as millefiori canes. lampworked motifs of colored glass, sulphide portraits, or metallic motifs.
Flat bottomed, often spherical top, glass. See Weight
Keywords:  pusher, pencil, clerk, railroad, worker
Railroad clerk, office worker. Also called pencil pusher.
Keywords:  scattered, acrylic, desk, mind, tend
a small, heavy object which is placed on papers to prevent them from being scattered
Small acrylic piece placed on sheets of paper to keep them from scattering. Since people tend to keep this item on their desk, the printed message always remains right before their eyes and therefore in their mind.
Paperweight is a collection of writings by Stephen Fry, first published in the United Kingdom in 1992.
Keywords:  stack, weight, hold, down
a weight used to hold down a stack of papers
Keywords:  see
See under Paper, n.