Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fatty refuse laid aside for use in the making of soap.
“Why, my daughter Sal saw them at the soap-fat barrel!”
“It is of the greatest importance to keep the soap-fat in strong ley.”
“Put four gallons of soap-fat that has been eaten with ley, in a barrel with eight gallons of strong ley, stir it two or three times a day, for a week or two, then fill it up with weaker ley, you may have several barrels making at a time, so as always to have some for use, it takes some time to make it in this way.”
“Unless you have plenty of ashes and soap-fat, it is much cheaper to buy hard soap than to make it.”
“The skins should be boiled alone, and will do for soap-fat after the lard is out of them.”
“Ever since these black stones was brought to town, the wood-sawyers and pilers, and them soap-fat and hickory-ashes men, has been going down; and, for my part, I can't say as I see what's to be the end of all their new-fangled contraptions.”
“The first was from the soap-fat merchant, who gave me thirty-four pounds of good soap for my grease.”
“Oh, if you had seen me stand by the soap-fat man, and scrutinize minutely his weights and measures, telling him again and again that it was beautiful grease, and he must allow me a good price for it – truly, I am a mother in Israel.”
“When Barbara gave her a frozen look, Sary examined her hands for a moment, then humped her shoulders and stamped back to the kitchen-range where she had been boiling soap-fat and straining out the scum before the arrival of the city misses.”
“You must apply there, and not elsewhere; and you pay your money before you get your soap-fat.”
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