Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for making paper.
  • n. Specifically, the machine used in the final process of paper-making and following the various machines used in the rag-mill and pulp-mill in cleaning, shredding, grinding, bleaching, refining, and mixing the rags, wood-pulp, or other material, in water to form the stock fed to the paper-machine.

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  • Seventeen years ago, when he took a job as a paper-machine operator at Boise Cascade, a paper company, he quickly realized that buyouts, consolidations and plant closings in his industry were not the exception, but the rule.

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  • The bulk of sales, $158.6 million, came from the company’s paper-machine clothing business, which has manufacturing operations in Menands, N.Y. Paper-machine clothing sales were up 3.2 percent.

  • The bulk of sales, $158.6 million, came from the company's paper-machine clothing business, which has manufacturing operations in Menands, N.Y. Paper-machine clothing sales were up 3.2 percent.

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