pulpwood

noun
pulp·​wood | \ˈpəlp-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of pulpwood 

: a wood (as of aspen, hemlock, pine, or spruce) used in making pulp for paper

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The two suspects — who at the time of the crime in 1983 worked as laborers in the local pulpwood mills — were spotted by multiple witnesses talking to Coggins outside a gas station that was just across the street from People’s Choice. Christian Boone, ajc, "After 35 years, Spalding truck-dragging death case goes to trial," 17 June 2018 With so many men lost to the war, the agricultural and pulpwood industries in the region had suffered. Nedra Rhone, ajc, "Paintings from German POW in Georgia bring lessons in grace," 23 May 2018 The County informed the owners of the rail yard that the operations violated its existing zoning of I-3, with a restrictive covenant that limited the property to use as a pulpwood yard. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Judge: Jefferson County can regulate smells from human waste disposal," 22 Jan. 2018 The property was not rezoned before its use changed, and still carried the zoning designation for a pulpwood (timber) yard which officials say is not compatible with its current usage. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Man stabbed repeatedly in neck during Woodlawn home invasion," 26 Jan. 2018 Conifers also are valuable to the forest industry as pulpwood and lumber. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Doing something about climate change: North Shore conifer plantings a response to rising temps," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of pulpwood

1885, in the meaning defined above

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