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  • n. A small mechanically produced piece (chip) of wood, generally from 0,5 to 10 cm by diameter, used primarily as raw material for pulp, paper and construction boards, as well as fuel and mulch.
  • n. A small fibre of wood; especially such material as used to make ingrain wallpaper, aka woodchip wallpaper. See Wikipedia article on ingrain wallpaper.


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  • If the government were to legislate a redeployment of the 'woodchip' industry into the 'hemp industry, within a few years the HEMPchip industry will be churning out high quality pulp and what's left of the old growth could stay alive - Business News

  • Install a biomass boiler, burning biofuels such as woodchip, rape or sugar cane, and save around £200 a year in energy bills and around 8 tonnes of CO2 per year.


  • Representation, the art of transferring reality to the page, means re-presenting the real in its uncanny fictional form, in a way that makes it easy for us to forget we are reading black and white markings on a sheet of woodchip and not in fact looking through a hidden window onto the world.

    American Wife « Tales from the Reading Room

  • "Once the energy they supply drops below a certain level, the locally sourced woodchip boiler kicks in," she explains.

    Sustainable schools: you can learn a lot in a retirement home for poultry

  • Pierre used a short piece of woodchip to touch a flashing light within two seconds of picking it up; while Corbeau was seen prodding a metal toad after 10 seconds; and a rubber spider after 35 seconds.

    Crows surprise researchers with advanced tool use

  • Here are prosthetic tools missing vital parts, a shelf rendered impractical by being made of cardboard, a water cabinet designated as sculptural, and a roll of woodchip wallpaper with every single chip obsessively hand-coloured.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Climate change activists gathered to protest the government's approval of a new woodchip-fired power station in Eden.

    Earth Day at 40

  • The IPA is “Small government libertarian think tank” who blame the whales for getting in the way of innocent japanese harpooners, aborigines for getting in the way of the legitimate colonial business of the King of England, forests for impeding access to all that lovely woodchip and Dr Bob Brown for global warming, if such a thing exists.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » None dare call it treason…

  • Thursday : Steamed off the ceiling paper and the underneath layer of the woodchip, removed the quadrant moulding from the bottom of the skirting boards and the battens above the window to which the curtain rails had been attached held on with 4″ screws, the heads covered with 30 years of paint.

    Running-free week

  • Wednesday : Chipped off the top layer of woodchip and several layers of eggshell paint.

    Running-free week


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