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wood pulp

wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper.
Origin of wood pulp
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The newspaper and the books on the shelves are made of wood pulp.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • In the manufacture of wood pulp New York leads all other States.

  • It is used in the manufacture of small articles and for wood pulp.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • There is also an excellent article on wood pulp paper in the Scientific American of October 4, 1913.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • The problem of paper is a modern one, due to the use of wood pulp and other short-fibred materials in paper manufacture.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • wood pulp is made of it, and out of wood pulp a thousand articles, from toys to wheels of locomotives, are made.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Barks, as for tanning or dyeing, seeds and gums, and the wood pulp for paper are on exhibition.

  • Very common paper, such as that used for the daily newspapers, is made from wood pulp.

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    John N. Luff
  • Munsey's Magazine printed an article on the semi-centennial of the discovery of the process of making paper from wood pulp.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • Thousands of presses throb softly and the white reels of wood pulp fly into speech.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
British Dictionary definitions for wood pulp

wood pulp

wood that has been ground to a fine pulp for use in making newsprint and other cheap forms of paper, and in the production of hardboard
finely pulped wood that has been digested by a chemical, such as caustic soda, and sometimes bleached: used in making paper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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