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n. a serious student; a hardworking student. What a jerk! Nothing but a paperweight.
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Some people find dumps too unsophisticated, preferring the refinement and higher degree of artistry exhibited by paperweights, while to others this lack of sophistication is what appeals.
Even after the fire had been put out and the paperweights had been hosed down, they were still registering 50 degrees.
PAPERWEIGHT collector Matthew Williams has ditched his hobby.
Other attractions on the day will include an exhibition of more than 100 weights inspired by nature, spanning all dates and styles, organised by the Paperweight Collectors Circle.
His paperweights, each a miniature world of nature, are carefully planned sculptures t that have been enclosed in glass.
Caithness Glass was founded in 1961 at Wick in the north east of Scotland by the late Robin Sinclair and started producing paperweights in 1969.
Each was presented with an engraved glass paperweight and certificate.
Plus, with the Spider-Man 3 movie merchandising agreement recently signed, the brainy comic book superhero people like Michael grew up loving to read will now be available as a desk accessory paperweight for everyone to enjoy.
Commemoratives with the centennial logo for sale included Tiffany plates and clocks, silk neckties, walnut bookends, five-piece wine sets, Cross pen sets, brass key tags, cloisonne lapel/ tie pins, silk scarves, pewter tankards, Lucite paperweights and wall posters testifying to the commitment, integrity and objectivity of the accountant.
Aside from its line of fine art sculptures, Blake Street's more utilitarian products range from small items, such as bottles and paperweights, to larger things like tables and sinks.
The Vulcan heats glass to molten state for mixing custom glass colors, making glass figurines, paperweights, blown vessels, and stringers.
There were no sculptural elements, no match-books or inscribed drinking glasses, while the more baroque facets of Lawler's sensibility--the kitschiness and Wunderkammer weirdness so evident in her snow-globe-like glass paperweights, for example--were muted.
Exhibitors from across the country will display an array of glass products, including 17th and 18th century wine glasses and paperweights.
Unfortunately, most of these books are more suited for doorstops and paperweights than for actual reading material.