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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

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Historically, fluff pulp has been a specialty pulp grade with higher prices and margins than more common papermaking pulp grades.
Lumber production has been growing relative to pulp production since 1950.
Recycled fiber for the mill comes from the United States (70%) and Japan (30%), while virgin pulp comes from Canada and the group's mills in Indonesia and Hainan Island, China.
The decades after World War II were the heyday of the "man's magazine." Adventure pulps filled just one niche in a rich print world that celebrated soldiering and seduction, courage and cleavage, in many formats for many different sorts of readers.
Our aim in the present study was to investigate further the link between pulp mill effluent exposure and male-biased sex ratios of the eelpout.
During the 1990s, the word "pulp" slowly re-entered the public's consciousness: for one thing, Quentin Tarantino's movie Pulp Fiction helped put the word back into people's vocabulary.
Chips will continue to drive profits, especially as new pulp projects come online, says Ricardo Morales, equity research analyst for the Larrain Vial stock brokerage in Santiago.
DuPont initiated studies to define a method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber, and this effort led to development of a unique new technology platform for dispersing pulp into an elastomer matrix.
On the street in New York City, a vendor was displaying dozens of vintage paperbacks--mysteries, Westerns, and some sleazy pulp stuff.