[ US /ˈtæɫoʊ/ ]
[ UK /tˈælə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
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How To Use tallow In A Sentence

  • When he had prepared twenty or more of those pieces of poisoned tallow, he put them in what he called a fox bed, of oat chaff, behind that old barn. A Busy Year at the Old Squire's
  • 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. A New York Paper States
  • After clothes and linens had been thoroughly rubbed and scrubbed using homemade soap made from beef tallow and lye (soap-making is another whole story), they were wrung out by hand and placed in a second tub to be rinsed.
  • Standing all day on the wet clay floor under the dropping ceiling in the faint light cast by tallow candles was grim.
  • The son of a tallow chandler, Collins was 14 when he arrived in Salisbury - a small town bounded by the river running alongside its High Street on its west side and Culver Street to the east.
  • a Bristol gal; and her father being a bankrup in the tallow-chandlering way, left, in course, a pretty little sum of money. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
  • To form ( candle ) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
  • To light their homes, early Americans relied on tallow candles, floating tapers that burned assorted greases, and lamps that burned fuels such as lard and turpentine.
  • One defintion of a knacker is "a person who purchases or hauls away livestock carcasses for processing into tallow, hides, fertilizer, etc. Green Tomato Finale
  • A pure tallow candle with a small wick may then be moulded, which is said to equal sperm candles. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
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