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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ He started reading pulp fiction in the year he lost his job and began producing mystery stories based on its formulas.
▪ But now they face a battle to save another from being stripped of trees for a paper and pulp mill.
▪ But that evening, pulp mill workers crept beneath the building and bored through the floor and into the barrels stored there.
▪ This land, and other former forest land, is being planted with eucalyptus to supply pulp mills.
▪ Launched with so much promise, hope, and cash, the pulp mill venture turned into a debacle.
▪ So were the proprietors of the largest pulp mill, who owned seven hundred feet of waterfront.
▪ A big offender is chlorine gas used for bleaching wood pulp.
▪ It was an industry like wood pulp or shoes.
▪ Attempting to beat some one to a pulp would be described in these terms.
▪ But when Alvin came back I thought he was going to beat me to a pulp.
▪ Forty acres of corn burns up in July or is flooded out or beaten to a pulp by hail.
▪ He won't drink the orange juice if there's a lot of pulp in it.
▪ paper pulp
▪ Stir vigorously to break the cranberries into a pulp.
▪ But now they face a battle to save another from being stripped of trees for a paper and pulp mill.
▪ But that evening, pulp mill workers crept beneath the building and bored through the floor and into the barrels stored there.
▪ Forty acres of corn burns up in July or is flooded out or beaten to a pulp by hail.
▪ Remove pits from persimmons, then scrape pulp free from skins with teaspoon.
▪ The pulp is sold back to the farmers for feeding to their cattle.
▪ The pulp wood and timber industry is an example of how a global economy can cut both ways here.
▪ These artists manipulate paper pulp to make sculptures, reliefs, embossed and two-dimensional work.
▪ This is why the paper-maker is able to make a fibrous pulp for your morning paper from wood.
▪ Forms will be shredded, pulped, and recycled.
▪ The jokes are coarse and laboured, the blokes have pulped copies of Loaded for brains.
▪ The peppers are pulped, then left to mature for three years before being distilled with vinegar.
▪ They also tended to pulp the offending books.
▪ This consisted of pressed bales of waste paper which were chopped, shredded and then steamed, stirred and pulped.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pulp \Pulp\, n. [L. pulpa flesh, pith, pulp of fruit: cf. F. pulpe.] A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter. Specifically:

  1. (Anat.) A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth.

  2. (Bot.) The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of a grape.

  3. The exterior part of a coffee berry.
    --B. Edwards.

  4. The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.


Pulp \Pulp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulped; p. pr. & vb. n. Pulping.]

  1. To reduce to pulp.

  2. 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.
    --B. Edwards.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.

  1. (context fiction English) Of or pertaining to pulp magazines; in the style of a pulp magazine or the material printed within such a publication. n. 1 A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter. 2 A magazine or book containing lurid subject and being characteristically print on rough, unfinished paper. 3 The soft center of a fruit 4 The soft center of a tooth 5 A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper. 6 Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose). v

  2. 1 To make, or be made into '''pulp''' 2 To beat to a pulp.

  1. n. any soft or soggy mass; "he pounded it to a pulp" [syn: mush]

  2. a soft moist part of a fruit [syn: flesh]

  3. a mixture of cellulose fibers

  4. an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper [syn: pulp magazine]

  5. the soft inner part of a tooth

  6. v. remove the pulp from, as from a fruit

  7. reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"; "pulp wood"

Pulp (paper)

Pulp is a lignocellulosic fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibres from wood, fiber crops or waste paper. The wood fiber sources required for pulping are "45% sawmill residue, 21% logs and chips, and 34% recycled paper" (Canada, 2014). Many kinds of paper are made from wood with nothing else mixed into them. This includes newspaper, magazines and even toilet paper. Pulp is one of the most abundant raw materials worldwide.

Pulp (band)

Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday (1994–1996) consisted of Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Russell Senior (guitar, violin), Mark Webber (guitar, keyboards), Steve Mackey (bass) and Nick Banks (drums). Senior quit in 1996 and returned for tours in 2011, while Leo Abrahams had been a touring member of the band since they reunited in 2011, contributing electric and acoustic guitar.

Throughout the 1980s, the band struggled to find success, but gained prominence in the UK in the mid-1990s with the release of the albums His 'n' Hers in 1994 and particularly Different Class in 1995, which reached the number one spot in the UK Albums Chart. Different Class spawned four top ten singles, including " Common People" and " Sorted for E's & Wizz", both of which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. Pulp's musical style during this period consisted of disco influenced pop-rock coupled with " kitchen sink drama"-style lyrics. Jarvis Cocker and the band became reluctant figures in the Britpop movement, and were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1994 for His 'n' Hers; they won the prize in 1996 for Different Class and were nominated again in 1998 for This Is Hardcore. Pulp headlined the Pyramid Stage of the Glastonbury Festival twice and were regarded as a component of the Britpop "big four", along with Oasis, Blur and Suede.

The band released We Love Life, in 2001, after which they entered an extended hiatus, having sold more than 10 million records.

Pulp reunited and played live again in 2011, with dates at the Isle of Wight Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Pohoda, Sziget Festival, Primavera Sound, the Exit festival, and the Wireless Festival. A number of additional concert dates have since been added to their schedule.

In January 2013 Pulp released " After You", a re-recording of a We Love Life demo track, as a digital download single. It was the band's first single release since " Bad Cover Version" in 2002.

On 9 March 2014 Pulp and filmmaker Florian Habicht premiered the feature documentary Pulp: A Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets at SXSW Music and Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film toured the international film festival circuit and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories in the USA in November 2014. It is the first film about Pulp (and Sheffield) that has been made in collaboration with the band.


Pulp may refer to:

Pulp (tooth)

The dental pulp is the part in the center of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts. The dental pulp is a part of the dentin–pulp complex (endodontium). The vitality of the dentin-pulp complex, both during health and after injury, depends on pulp cell activity and the signaling processes that regulate the cell’s behavior.

Pulp (1972 film)

Pulp is a 1972 British comedy thriller film, directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Mickey King, a writer of cheap paperback detective novels. The film features the final screen appearance of Lizabeth Scott.

Pulp (novel)

Pulp is the last completed novel by Los Angeles poet and writer Charles Bukowski. It was published in 1994, shortly before Bukowski's death. He began writing it in 1991 and encountered several problems during its creation. He fell ill during the spring of 1993, only three-quarters of the way through Pulp.

Pulp (spleen)

The pulp of the spleen is practically all splenic tissue from one trabecular artery to another. It consists of red pulp and white pulp.

Category:Spleen (anatomy)

Pulp (juice)

Pulp is a brand of nectar introduced to the Peruvian market by the Ajegroup in 2004. Pulp is sold in glass bottles of 300  ml and cartons of 150  ml and one  litre in the flavors durazno (peach), mango, and piña (pineapple).

Pulp (Filipino music magazine)

PULP Magazine is a Philippine-based monthly music magazine that is published by the Fookien Times Philippines Yearbook Publishing Co. Inc. and which has catered to Filipino music fans in the country and other parts of the world for almost a decade now.

Pulp (2012 film)

Pulp is a British comedy film directed by Adam Hamdy and Shaun Magher, starring Jay Sutherland and John Thomson On March 2013 it was released exclusively on Xbox Live, becoming the first feature film to be distributed via a games console platform.

Usage examples of "pulp".

She it was who taught us not only the way to change dry wood into a suitable pulp, the kind of size to be used, how to waterproof and give the paper strength, but many more marvelous details appertaining to the manufacture of paper which in their ramifications have proved of inestimable benefit and service to the human race.

I chop a pound of white linen into small pieces, fill the beater with water, and start it rending and tearing up the linen into a fine white pulp.

HAD BEEN its tail, and blood and fur began flying out of the blender as the tail was caught in the flying metal blades, causing leaping kitty to tread air for a half a second before falling awkwardly, and then the tail, minus three inches of shredded, pureed fleshy furry pulp, came loose from the grinding blades and the cat limped away at a speed that approached the sound barrier and Ooze heard its little voice trail away, declining in pitch as it accelerated away from its blended tail, and Ooze smiled broadly: he grew to LOVE that blender.

The left-hand side was bloodied pulp with part of the cheek and lower lip flapping down, showing teeth and bone.

Then I took a drop of every poisonhemlock, wolfsbane, mandragora, cherry seed pulp, brews of berries and bushes and roots, the Death Cap mushroom and the white-spotted red mushroomyes, Gordius, I took them all!

When I was thirteen I came down with mononucleosis, and for two months, listless and febrile, my throat reamed with barbed wire, I lived on a diet of chicken soup, hot Bovril, and pulp fiction.

But he grabbed the spider and squeezed, feeling the soft, brittle body turn to mushy pulp between his fingers.

Dissect half a ripe pineapple, taking the pulp from the core in small pieces with a silver fork.

The noise from the pulping room faded from an ear-battering din to a distant rumble, although Kalvan could still hear the vibration of the horse-powered pulper through the stone floor.

The shot had hit him in the center of the chest, pulping ribs, driving the razored splinters of bone into his heart and lungs, killing him instantly.

Each punny had to be beaten over and over again, all up and down its length and round its circumference, to break loose the snot of rotted and desiccated pulp from the long dark fibers.

It is not crushed to the required pulp in the ordinary manner, but cut and recut so that the food cells in the meat are not crushed and considerable food value is lost.

Have ready three pints of boiling milk, into this put the salsify, liquor and pulp, thicken with a tablespoonful of flour, and season with butter, pepper and salt.

George Scithers and has an encyclopedic knowledge of pulp writers and fiction.

They were solipsistic pinpoints in the galactic night, their humanity a forgotten pulp behind black armor.