a tiny, heavy, often attractive object that is put on loose documents to put up them down.
a tiny, attractive, somewhat weighty (and from now on, highly collectable) object placed on one or more items of paper maintain all of them from fluttering away.
Any item for this function.
An otherwise ineffective machine.
any object used as a weight to prevent free papers from becoming displaced by wind, or otherwise.
See under report, n.
a tiny heavy item familiar with lay-on free reports to keep all of them from being scattered; specially, someone created for the purpose and notably ornamental, as a slab or marble, a plate of cup, or the want, with or without a bronze or other figure to act as a handle, or a mass of cup decorated with various items inclosed on it, and the like.