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pulpwood

[puhlp-woo d] /ˈpʌlpˌwʊd/
noun
1.
spruce or other soft wood suitable for making paper.
Origin of pulpwood
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; pulp + wood1
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  • As a pulpwood, white spruce is in demand wherever it is available.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • It is light, weak and not durable, and is used for pulpwood, fruit-crates and berry boxes.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.
  • About three per cent of all the pulpwood cut in the United States in 1910 was from this species.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • There is another class consisting of low-grade work, such as common lumber, pulpwood, and the like.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The lower grades go as common lumber and small trees are cut for pulpwood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • This wood is frequently listed as a pulpwood, and it is quite generally believed that its use for that purpose is important.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • This is apparently an error, as the wood is not even mentioned in statistics of pulpwood output in this country.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Cutters of pulpwood probably take more than sawmills, and are satisfied with smaller timber.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Some of the paper mills in British Columbia are now using these species of pulpwood and report that they make high-grade paper.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack
  • pulpwood logs, gathered from the shore where they were stranded, roared and crackled in the great stove.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for pulpwood

pulpwood

/ˈpʌlpˌwʊd/
noun
1.
pine, spruce, or any other soft wood used to make paper
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