- pulp stone,
- pulp test,
Origin of pulping
- ore pulverized and mixed with water.
- dry crushed ore.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pulp
Examples from the Web for pulping
It may be pulped by some of the pulping machines now in use, the day it is gathered, then washed and dried.Florida: Past and present|Samuel Curtis Upham
In return, they taught him to milk, and let him do little jobs—chopping hay or pulping turnips—just as much as he liked.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
By pulping, which operation is performed in pulping engines or beaters, the washing is expeditious and thorough.
The process of pulping is simplicity itself; the trees are felled in the forests on the hillsides close by, and sawn into blocks.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway|A.F. Mockler-Ferryman
The pulping being complete, the contents are run into poachers for the final washing.
- a magazine or book containing trite or sensational material, and usually printed on cheap rough paper
- (as modifier)a pulp novel
Word Origin for pulp
c.1400, "fleshy part of a fruit or plant," from Latin pulpa "animal or plant pulp; pith of wood," earlier *pelpa, perhaps from the same root as pulvis "dust," pollen "fine flour" (see pollen); extended to other similar substances by early 15c. The adjective meaning "sensational" is from pulp magazine (1931), so called from pulp in sense of "type of rough paper used in cheaply made magazines and books" (1727). As a genre name, pulp fiction attested by 1943 (pulp writer "writer of pulp fiction" was in use by 1939). The opposite adjective in reference to magazines was slick.
1660s "reduce to pulp" (implied in pulping), from pulp (n.). As "to remove the pulp from," from 1791. Related: Pulped.