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The deck of the smack below promised to mash the American into a pulp.

To-night he said 'I guess I've got you beaten to a pulp,' when I fancy he wasn't guessing at all.

We could never make it—before we got to the top we'd be cooked to a pulp.

Heat the pulp with three parts of the soup, mix six yolks of eggs with the remainder of it, and thicken it over the fire.

When cold, mix the pulp of the apple with sugar and lemon peel shred fine, taking as little as possible of the apple juice.

He could have smashed Norris to a pulp, and none knew it better than the Navigator.

The pulp is sweet and juicy but is lacking in sprightliness.

It appeared to have been made from a fiber rather than a pulp.

It seemed as if his brain had been beaten with sticks; beaten to a pulp.

On any other horse the hunchback would have been crushed to pulp.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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