pulp

Definitions

  • Wood pulp digester
    Wood pulp digester
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pulp reduce to pulp "pulp fruit","pulp wood"
    • v pulp remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
    • n pulp the soft inner part of a tooth
    • n pulp an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
    • n pulp any soft or soggy mass "he pounded it to a pulp"
    • n pulp a soft moist part of a fruit
    • n pulp a mixture of cellulose fibers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • n Pulp (Anat) A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter.
    • Pulp To deprive of the pulp, or integument. "The other mode is to pulp the coffee immediately as it comes from the tree. By a simple machine a man will pulp a bushel in a minute."
    • Pulp To reduce to pulp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry
    • n pulp A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft undissolved animal or vegetable matter. Specifically— The soft, succulent part of fruit: as, the pulp of an orange, or of a grape. In the American grape of the Vitis Labrusca varieties (as Concord, etc.) the pulp is a distinct portion of the berry inclosing the seeds, and is characteristically tough and sour. It is inclosed in a sweet and well-flavored layer formed beneath the skin.
    • n pulp The material from which paper is manufactured after it is reduced to a soft uniform mass.
    • n pulp Chyme; the pulpified mass of food after chymification and before chylification.
    • n pulp The soft pulpy core of a tooth, consisting chiefly of the nerve accompanied by its vessels and connective tissue; a tooth-pulp.
    • n pulp The soft elastic fibrocartilage forming much of the substance of the intervertebral disks. It chiefly occupies the interior of these disks, whose periphery is more fibrous and tougher. To the compressibility and elasticity of this pulp is mainly due the action of the disks in serving as buffers to diminish concussion of the spine. The pulp is compressible enough to account also for the fact that a man may be appreciably taller in the morning after lying all night than in the evening after a day spent on the feet.
    • n pulp In mining, slimes; ore pulverized and mixed with water.
    • n pulp See the adjectives.
    • pulp To make into pulp, in any sense; reduce to pulp: as, to pulp wood-fiber for paper; to pulp old papers.
    • pulp To deprive of the surrounding pulp or pulpy substance: as, to pulp coffee-beans.
    • pulp To be or to become ripe and juicy like the pulp of fruit.
    • n pulp Fruit prepared to be made into marmalade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20
    • n Pulp pulp the soft fleshy part of bodies, e.g. of teeth: marrow: the soft part of plants, esp. of fruits: any soft mass: the soft mass obtained from the breaking and grinding of rags, &c., before it is hardened into paper
    • v.t Pulp to reduce to pulp: to deprive of pulp: to separate the pulp
    • v.i Pulp to become ripe or juicy, like the pulp of fruit
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Quotations

  • Ursula K. Le Guin
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    “The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pulpa, flesh, pith, pulp of fruit: cf. F. pulpe,

Usage

In literature:

The pulp then remaining has still further use.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884" by Various
All of the after part had been cut off and ground to pulp between the ice pans.
"The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
All they could do was to wait for the final crash, and visions of the wrecked car and their bodies crushed to a pulp flashed across their minds.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
All these kinds have a pulp without fibres, loose, soft, and pleasant to the taste.
"The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea" by George Collingridge
I mean to crush them to a pulp until nothing remains except the stench of their unmourned memory!
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Any kind of cellulose can be used, cotton waste, rags, paper, or even wood pulp.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
I pounded the venison to pulp with a little salt and bacon mixed in.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Now rub the pulp through a sieve.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A pretty paper-doll had melted to a pulp.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
With all his strength of will he battled back the first mad impulse to throttle the man, to crush him into shapeless pulp.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
Close lightly, and cook slowly until reduced to a pulp.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Take as an example the wood-pulp process for making paper from wood shavings.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
Rope papers are found to contain not only jute, but when this raw material is not plentiful, chemical pulp of various kinds.
"Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material" by Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill
John DeWitt certainly could use his hands, with the result that I resembled paper pulp when I came out of that game.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
With a small spoon scoop out as much of the pulp and juice as possible without injuring the shape.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
The pulp, as it is called, is then formed into sheets and pressed.
"Chambers's Elementary Science Readers" by Various
Add this to the stock and pulp, season with pepper and salt and serve.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
Separate the pulp from the skins.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The grisly smashed face was white with ooze and pulp where my fist had gone in.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Within, there is a semi-transparent pulp, of a slightly acid taste.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Gold, of course, is solid too,
But some silver set to stew
Might do, too. Montague!
With a lively wood-pulp ‘ad’.
"Alf’s Twelfth Bit" by Ezra Pound
They put the net across my cot,
Or else downstairs again I'd creep.
But, see, I'll suck the counterpane
To PULP before I go to sleep!
"The Naughty Day" by Fay Inchfawn
Oh, sweet and low, we whispered so,
And sucked the pulp of plum and peach;
But it was many years ago,
When each, you know, was loved of each.
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
From gristle and pulp our frames have grown
To stringy muscle and solid bone;
While we were changing, he altered not;
We might forget, but he never forgot.
"Our Oldest Friend" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
On Sundays we wandered, as glad as a breeze,
By the rocks and the waves on a glittering beach;
Or we loitered in gardens melodious with bees,
And sucked the sweet pulp of the plum and the peach.
"Sunset" by Henry Kendall
A peerless Princess thou shalt be,
Through wit of love's rare sorcery:
To crown the crown of thy gold hair
Thou shalt have rubies, bleeding there
Their crimson splendor midst the marred
Pulp of great pearls, and afterward
"Some Songs After Master Singers" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Justin Bieber stunned fans with an edgy new music video, in which Hollywood actor Michael Madsen beats the singer to a pulp.
Seed pumpkins and separate seeds from pulp.
Ten years ago, I was scheduled to interview Quentin Tarantino in Cannes, a couple of days before the premiere of Pulp Fiction.
We tried 9 brands of the pulp-free variety.
Alain Corneau's final film offers snappy pulp fun.
The fibers are reduced to a pulp and then formed into a felted sheet on a screen or a sieve.
Some of his favorite movies include Rosemary's Baby, Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.
Digital Pulp Lands Plow & Hearth.
Western Pulp Products' Molded Fiber Retail Plug Carrier.
Pulp prices this week in North America jumped up on average by over US $20 per ton from last week's price, according Finland's FOEX.
Automation provided for pulp mill in Uruguay.
View all Pulp 's Chart History.
Among the 20 fastest-growing US imports from China, wood pulp is No.
Jarvis Cocker and Pulp 's other original members will play Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 11, two days before their first Coachella set.
Pulp Fiction' is a pretty racy movie and it's probably the last flick you'd show to children.
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