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a small heavy object, often decoratively designed, which can be placed on piles of paper to stop them blowing away

the weight of a quantity of paper, used to describe its quality. ➮ basis weight

COMMENT: In Britain, the weight of paper is calculated in grams per square metre (gsm). In the USA, it is expressed as the weight of 500 sheets of paper (i.e. a ream) of a standard 25 × 38 inch size, measured in pounds.



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