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half-stuff

[haf-stuhf, hahf-]
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noun
  1. (in a manufacturing process) any material half formed, especially partly prepared pulp for making paper.
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Also half-stock [haf-stok, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌstɒk, ˈhɑf-/.

Origin of half-stuff

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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.