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[haf-stuhf, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌstʌf, ˈhɑf-/
(in a manufacturing process) any material half formed, especially partly prepared pulp for making paper.
Also, half-stock
[haf-stok, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌstɒk, ˈhɑf-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of half-stuff
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Except at the entrances, a sill of half-stuff runs from post to post on the platform.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • The quantity of half-stuff required may be easily calculated; one of these sides will take about five and a half 6-ft.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • A piece of half-stuff nailed to the wall will support the upper ends of the rafters.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • From these fibres the half-stuff for the paper was made by means of a rude mechanical process.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
  • The half-stuff thus bleached, is now transferred to the beating engine, and worked into a fine pulp.

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