Inf. skin books, Euph. adult books or magazines, Inf. dirty books.
pulpit, n. 1. lecturn, platform, rostrum, dias, desk, estrado.
2. the pulpit a. the ministry, the clerical profession, preaching, the cloth, the church, clerical or priestly office; pastorate, holy orders, priesthood, cassock, prelacy, hierarchy, episcopacy, presbytery,
b. clergymen, clergy, clericals, priests; preachers, lay preachers, ecclesiastics, the Fathers, parsons, reverends, Usu. Disparaging. pulpiteers, Inf. Bible thumpers.
pulpy, adj. fleshy, pithy, succulent; pulpous, pulpal, pulplike, pulpaceous; mushy, pappy, squashy, doughy; soft, flabby, spongy, mucid, gelatinous, gluey; semiliquid, viscous, viscid; thick, starchy, loamy, claylike.
pulsate, v. beat, tick, throb, pitapat; palpitate, pulse, thump, thrum, pound, drum, reverberate; alternate, undulate, wave, ebb and flow, wash in and out; vibrate, quiver, quaver, tremble; flutter, shiver, twitter, shake, shudder, dance.
pulsating, adj. 1. beating, pulsating, pulsing; palpitating, throbbing, thumping, thrumming, drumming, thudding; vibrating, quavering, wavering, quivering, trembling, shuddering, dancing; (all of water) lapping, washing, bathing, undulating, rolling, broiling, churning, breaking, lashing.
2. regular, periodic, recurrent, recurring, alternate; metrical, cadent, pulsatory.
pulsation, n. beat, beating, pulse, throb, throbbing, drumming; vibration, quaver, tremor, tremble; flicker, flutter, shudder, quiver; palpitation, pitapat, shake, shiver, twitter, reverberation; undulation, tick-tock, waving, ebbing and flowing, dance, dancing; accent, rhythm, pattern, recurrent beat; riff, vamp, Inf. um-papa, stroke.
pulse, n. 1. beat, beating, throb, throbbing; pulsation, oscillation, vibration, stroke; stress, accent, emphasis; time pattern, meter, cadence; systole and diastole.
-v. 2. pulsate, beat, tick, throb, palpitate, thump. See - pulsate.
pulverize, v. 1. grind, crush, crunch, mortar, comminute, triturate, levigate, powder, granulate, crumble; pound, batter, bray, beat, mash, smash, SI. smush.
2. demolish, ruin, wreck, devastate, ravage; shatter, smash, smash or crush to bits, SI. smash or crush into smithereens; raze, tear down, rip down or apart; crush, stamp out, exterminate, annihilate, kill or kill off, put an end to.
3. Slang, beat up, defeat, trounce, vanquish, worst; Inf. lick, SI. shellac, SI. cream, SI. beat to a pulp.
pumice, n. 1. abrasive, abradant, polish, wax, cleanser; pumice stone, obsidian, volcanic glass, lava, -v. 2. smooth, rub down; polish, burnish, buff, wax; shine, gloss, luster, brighten, glaze, Scot. and North. Eng. sheen; grind, whet, mill, stone, sand, sandpaper, levigate, triturate; abrade, scour, scrub, clean.
pump, n. 1. force pump, lift pump, sump pump, air pump, bicycle pump.
pump out force out, push out, drive out; empty, drain, siphon out, draw off or out; extract, take out, remove, bail out, clear out; deflate, let the air out.
pump up inflate, blow up, enlarge, puff out, Obs. sufflate, swell, bloat, expand, dilate.
4. drive, force, push, send.
5. question closely, cross-examine, cross-question, interrogate, quiz, Inf. grill, catechize, Chiefly U.S.