from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hard fat obtained from parts of the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in foodstuffs or to make candles, leather dressing, soap, and lubricants.
- n. Any of various similar fats, such as those obtained from plants.
- transitive v. To smear or cover with tallow.
- transitive v. To fatten (animals) in order to obtain tallow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a hard animal fat obtained from suet etc.; used to make candles, soap and lubricants
- v. To grease or smear with tallow.
- v. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
- n. The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds.
- transitive v. To grease or smear with tallow.
- transitive v. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The harder and less fusible fats melted and separated from the fibrous or membranous matter which is naturally mixed with them.
- Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling tallow: as, a tallow cake; a tallow dip.
- To grease or smear with tallow.
- To fatten; cause to have a large quantity of tallow: as, to tallow sheep.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
All the fat of the inwards, that which we call the tallow and suet, with the caul that encloses it and the kidneys in the midst of it, were to be taken away, and burnt upon the altar, as an offering made by fire, v. 3-5.
His first foot-gear was moccasins, his first taffy the tallow from a moose.
Rendered beef fat is called tallow, and pork fat lard.
The horseshoes are first pulled off, which are worth about 4s., the hoofs fetch 8s., the tail 2s.; the tallow is not worth much, the hide is worth something; the shinbones are sold to be converted into cane-heads, knife-handles, &c.
Candles are kept burning by means of a wick of cotton or rush, placed in the centre of the tallow, which is moulded into a cylindrical form.
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We bought several bags of salmon oil from the natives, which we used, so long as it lasted, as a substitute for reindeer tallow, which is all gone now.
Three Kings, Mother Soren lit up for Holberg a three-king candle, that is, a tallow candle with three wicks, which she had herself prepared.
In most places our graziers are now grown to be so cunning that if they do but see an ox or bullock, and come to the feeling of him, they will give a guess at his weight, and how many score or stone of flesh and tallow he beareth, how the butcher may live by the sale, and what he may have for the skin and tallow, which is a point of skill not commonly practised heretofore.
Two measures that track commodities such as tallow and hides have leapfrogged to new highs recently, as goods more commonly associated with the market ' s pioneer days could be flashing out warnings about its future.
I had where we roade, two and twentie fadoome, and the tallow which is taken vp is full of great broken shels, and some stones withal like vnto small sand congealed together.