Pulp vs Dross - What's the difference?

pulp | dross |


As adjectives the difference between pulp and dross

is that pulp is (fiction) of or pertaining to pulp magazines; in the style of a pulp magazine or the material printed within such a publication while dross is brave, fearless, confident.

As a noun pulp

is a soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.

As a verb pulp

is to make, or be made into pulp .

pulp

English

(wikipedia pulp)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (fiction) Of or pertaining to pulp magazines; in the style of a pulp magazine or the material printed within such a publication.
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year = 1997 , monthday = July 22 , author = Eric Gimlin , email = , title = Re: Annual theme '98 , id = 33D504B4.105@swbell.net , url = https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.arts.comics.dc.universe/h6fDoLuqLi4/pgvPYWi2DZIJ , group = rec.arts.comics.dc.universe }}
    The Nightwing annual had what felt like a very 'pulp-ish' plot, and the Superman annual was great, with a very pulp plot and a incredible Doc Savage tribute cover.
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year = 2003 , monthday = January 3 , author = Mark Wheatley , email = , title = Re: PULP 2003 READING , id = 3E159FC7.70409@insightstudiosgroup.com , url = https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.pulp/lPi5SkZJfHo/KeinLoXh5_4J , group = alt.pulp }}
    Rather than Asimov I might suggest Stanley Weinbaum (since he died young and early in his career, he is far more "pulp " than Asimov - and remarkably readable - there is a LANCER collection of some of his short stories).

    Synonyms

    * (l), (l)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.
  • A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter]] and being characteristically [[print, printed on rough, unfinished paper.
  • The soft center of a fruit
  • The soft center of a tooth
  • A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
  • Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).
  • Derived terms

    * beat to a pulp * pulp chamber * pulpaceous * pulpal * pulpament * pulpectomy * pulpify * pulpily * pulpless * pulp mill * pulpous * pulpotomy * pulpwood * pulpy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make, or be made into pulp
  • To beat to a pulp.
  • Derived terms

    * pulper

    dross

    English

    (wikipedia dross)

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (drosses)
  • Waste or impure matter
  • Worthless or trivial matter
  • Residue that forms on the surface of a metal from oxidation
  • The impurities in metal
  • A waste product from working with metal
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Verb

    (es)
  • To remove dross from.
  • Anagrams

    * ----