(in a manufacturing process) any material half formed, especially partly prepared pulp for making paper.
- Also half-stock [haf-stok, hahf-]. /ˈhæfˌstɒk, ˈhɑf-/.
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How to use half-stuff in a sentence
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.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Except at the entrances, a sill of half-stuff runs from post to post on the platform.
The wall-plates are of large half-stuff, with the flat side above.
A piece of half-stuff nailed to the wall will support the upper ends of the rafters.