antedating of "paper weight"(1827)

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Sat Jan 24 00:18:40 UTC 2004

On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Sam Clements wrote:

><<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)

It's <surmounted> that I like. (And the horse, of course.)


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