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Tallow meaning

tallow - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To grease or smear with tallow.
  4. 4. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
  5. 5. Fat of an animal separated by melting.
  6. 6. To smear with tallow.

tallow - examples of usage

  1. The dip light dropped tallow down her petticoat, and even unheeded on one bare foot.
  2. In the middle of the room stood two straw chairs, on one of which was a tallow candle stuck into a hollow potato, while the other was occupied by a woman dressed in the costume of a Vienna vegetable- vender.
  3. The mother let tallow drip upon the frame, then stuck the candle upright into it.
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