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Tallow-chandler

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tallow-chandler a dealer in tallow, candles, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. talgh, talch; Low Ger. talq, Ice. tólgr, tólg.

Usage

In literature:

One evening an Edinburgh bailie (who was a tallow chandler) paid her a visit.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
He has since married the wife of some tallow-chandler.
"Framley Parsonage" by Anthony Trollope
But it is folly to linger over the limitations of the tallow-chandler's son.
"The American Spirit in Literature," by Bliss Perry
Mr. Douglas was a tallow-chandler, and furnished candles for Lady Glenorchy's chapel.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
Well spoken, tallow-chandler's son.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
Circumstances, they would say, do not so fall out that a tallow-chandler is made a lord.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
If you do not wish to be a tallow-chandler, you may try some other business.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
The girl courtesied, and the tallow chandler closed the door with a ting-a-ling.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
How do I know that Brown isn't a retired tallow-chandler or something of that sort?
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I suppose them to be a couple of Livery Tallow-chandlers, my Lord, by their big bellies.
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
Does the monster wish us to be tallow-chandlers again?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
But her grandfathers had been stable-keepers and tallow-chandlers.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
He was the fifteenth child of a poor tallow-chandler and soap-maker.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
For this reason I object to "tallow scrap" or chandlers' graves; but this I sometimes use in summer.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Did you ever know a hotel-keeper, whose "wax" lights would bear the test of a tallow-chandler?
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Why does a tallow chandler live better than another man?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
His father was a tallow chandler and soap boiler, a trade which Benjamin detested.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Here Moliere was arrested at the instance of the unpaid tallow chandler.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
There was now every appearance that Benjamin was destined to become a tallow-chandler.
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Samuel G. Goodrich
TALLOW CHANDLER, retired from business, anecdote of, 22.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
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