antedating of "paper weight"(1827)

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sat Jan 24 00:15:56 UTC 2004

OED/M-W have 1858.

26 March 1827. _Times, London_ Page uncertain, col. 4.

<<two small Egyptian vitrified figures, and a paper weight of marble, surmounted by a horse in brass;>>

(from an auction description of items belonging to the Duke of York)


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