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- n. The act, or art, of causing animals to produce tallow.
- n. The property in animals of producing tallow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act, or art, of causing animals to produce tallow; also, the property in animals of producing tallow.
While Mansvelt lay at Port Royal, scraping and tallowing his ships, getting beef salted and boucanned, and drumming up his men from the taverns, a Welshman, of the name of Henry Morgan, came sailing up to moorings with half-a-dozen captured merchantmen.
So all fell to; and though there was comparatively little to be done, the ship having been kept as far as could be in fighting order all night, yet there was "clearing of decks, lacing of nettings, making of bulwarks, fitting of waistcloths, arming of tops, tallowing of pikes, slinging of yards, doubling of sheets and tacks."
The hands and arms of the women are also very neatly marked, and they have a singular custom amongst them, the meaning of which we could never learn, that of _tallowing_ the tip of the tongues of the females.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
We also made use of their bark-logs in tallowing our ship, in which concern they did us good service.
Lady Jane! it is in vain to dilguife it \ I - faw the tender looks you gave me, when I was in the elegant employ of tallowing the boat's bottom: come, confefs, was not that the fa - vorable moment?