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half-stuff

[ haf-stuhf, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌstʌf, ˈhɑf- /
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noun

(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
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