raw material

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Synonyms for raw material

material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing


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But this task had to be done with the rawest of raw material, done within the civilization of the dominant race, and so done as not to run across race lines and social lines that are the strongest forces in the community.
In that large and busy class, the raw material of the anatomists kept perpetually running out; and the business thus rendered necessary was not only unpleasant in itself, but threatened dangerous consequences to all who were concerned.
There is a good stock of wood here, and all the raw material for the season's work: for, as you know, tiles can only be made during a few months in the year, between June and September.
And now we shift from this particular process to the sum total of all industrial processes in the United States, which includes the leather itself, raw material, transportation, selling, everything.
One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
On the way to the keeper's lodge, the young mistress of the house headed a procession of servants carrying the raw materials.
In a more remote stage, the imports may consist in a considerable part of raw materials, which will be wrought into articles for exportation, and will, therefore, require rather the encouragement of bounties, than to be loaded with discouraging duties.
Here, at last, after four years of the most heroic effort, were the raw materials out of which a telephone business could be constructed.
The Union's 27 industry ministers recognise the impact of financial markets on volatility in raw materials prices.
So, before we kill ourselves trying to achieve perfection, we should remember that the supplier of our raw material also has a process that must be repeatable and in control, just like the one we are all trying to control.
Dunbar says manufacturers are doing their best to pass increasing raw material costs on to consumers, but large shifts in consumption toward post-consumer resins are a long way off.
Possible Sources--Poor fluxing process, incoming raw material.
As with many consumers of scrap paper, GreenFiber is seeing the degradation of the raw material it takes in as a major problem.
While raw material reduction is self explanatory, the second and third steps need clarification because the terms are often used differently.