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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.

See: blank, certificate, document, form, instrument, pandect
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I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myriads can be afforded to be sacrificed and suffered to prey on one another; that tender organizations can be so serenely squashed out of existence like pulp -- tadpoles which herons gobble up, and tortoises and toads run over in the road; and that sometimes it has rained flesh and blood
Such stale vapid rejected cabbage-leaf and cabbage-stalk dress, such damaged-orange countenance, such squashed pulp of humanity, are open to the day nowhere else.
I'll beat you to a pulp, you dogs,' said Quilp, vainly endeavoring to get near either of them for a parting blow.
Dissolving pulp refers to the pulp with cellulose content above 90%, mainly including wood pulp, bamboo pulp and cotton pulp (dissolving pulp in this report just involves wood and bamboo pulps), and finding application mainly in viscose fiber downstream.
The $140-million Northern Pulp and Paper Electricity Transition program will provide quarterly electricity price rebates for pulp and paper mills that purchase a minimum of 50,000 megawatt hours annually and commit to increased energy efficiency.
Integral to the Veracel pulp mill is the chemicals island, a US$ 80 million investment by Sweden-based Eka Chemicals, where subsidiary Eka Chemicals do Brasil S.
Pulp mills release large amounts of complex effluents more or less continuously into our aquatic environment.
Incorporating the high surface area pulp product proved to be exceedingly difficult.
His system passes an electric current through a saltwater bath containing 10 percent wood pulp.
This report, published every year since 1996, gives a complete overview of pulp production in Russia, with separate sections for total pulp production and market pulp production, both by grade of pulp: bleached and unbleached sulphate, bleached and unbleached sulphite, dissolving and mechanical.
Fenton believes the greatest challenge for the pulp and paper industry is "to re-establish a positive public opinion about pulp and paper products and that the use of forests as a renewable resource is a sound, positive business practice for Canadians.