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Tallower

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tallower An animal which produces tallow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles
    • n tallower A tallow-chandler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tallower a tallow-chandler
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Tallow Dick, a yellow slave, appeared at the corner of the store, and the old buck beckoned him to come and hitch his horse.
"Christmas Eve on Lonesome and Other Stories" by John Fox, Jr.
Rub the feet, on going to bed, with spirits mixed with tallow, dropped from a lighted candle into the palm of the hand.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Meagle led the way with the candle, and, first melting a drop or two of tallow, stuck it on the mantelpiece.
"The Toll-House" by W.W. Jacobs
Meagle led the way with the candle, and, first melting a drop or two of tallow, stuck it on the mantelpiece.
"Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection)" by W.W. Jacobs
If the above is not at hand, get gunpowder, some lard or tallow, in equal parts, and apply in the same manner.
"The Mule" by Harvey Riley
Abundance of tallow should be allowed, especially at first; the quantity required will be less as the cylinder grows smooth.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
The only light we had was from a piece of tallow candle, that often went out by eight o'clock.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
Outside, the night set in wet and gloomy, but four tallow candles stuck in bottles threw a grand illumination.
"Jack Archer" by G. A. Henty
I made tallow candles when I was a young woman.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Eleven: she rose with hesitation and set the tallow candle behind the door.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
Folding his letter carefully, he sealed it with tallow.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
The ways have been tallowed for us, thus far, and I don't fully understand it.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
There's no knowing what men like that can eat, and a side of bacon would go as fast as if you was to melt it down to tallow.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
The principal food of the party was tallow and some other substance, which was warmed over a fire on stopping at night.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
Father John Murphy was caught and hung at Tallow, as were also other priests in different parts of the country.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
Frank and I are going to make candles out of that bear's tallow.
"Crusoes of the Frozen North" by Gordon Stables
He groped for his tinder-box, and having found it, proceeded to relight the tiny tallow dip.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
Each wick in turn was dipped into the boiling tallow and then set away to cool.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
A tallow candle fixed in a bottle and placed in the centre of a table in the middle of the room flickered in the draught as the door flew open.
"Lord Tony's Wife" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Two of the moonshiners were arranging to decant some liquor into a keg, and were lighting a tallow dip for the purpose.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In poetry:

For Wool, Tallow, and Hides and Co.,
For Wool, Tallow, and Hides—
Over the roofs of hell we go
For Wool, Tallow, and Hides.
"Out on the Roofs of Hell" by Henry Lawson
"My love must come on silken wings,
With bridal lights of diamond rings,
Not foul with kitchen smirch,
With tallow-dip for torch."
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Mary: That cupboard, dearest mother,
With shining crystal handles?
There's nought inside but rags and jags
And yellow tallow candles.
"The Cupboard" by Robert Graves
For Wool, Tallow, and Hides and Co.,
For Wool, Tallow, and Hides,
Down through the roofs of hell they go
For Wool, Tallow, and Hides.
"Out on the Roofs of Hell" by Henry Lawson
Oh! if I could, how I would maul
His tallow face and wainscot paws,
His beetle-brows and eyes of wall,
And make him soon give up the cause.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift
Let me sit down beneath this many-branching candelabrum,
The Jewish seven-branched, tallow-stinking candlestick
kicked over the cliff
And all its tallow righteousness got rid of,
And let me notice it behave itself.
"Bare Fig-Trees" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Tallow candles, made of rendered animal fat, barely lightened the darkness.
What to do, for example, with all that beef tallow crowding the fridges at Italian joint Sauce (78 ­Rivington St, at Allen St.
McDonald's To Settle Suits On Beef Tallow In French Fries.
Tallow, Proteins & Hides Report.
NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Oct 12, 2012 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW, PROTEIN, AND HIDE REPORT.
NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Thu, Oct 11, 2012 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW, PROTEIN, AND HIDE REPORT.
NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Mon, Oct 08, 2012 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW, PROTEIN, AND HIDE REPORT.
The list of invasive species, both introduced and accidental, that have found a home in the US is long: kudzu, cogongrass, Chinese tallow trees, privet, are among the South's more notorious and difficult to control.
From the early history of mixing animal tallow with wood ashes, to the mass market bars of Ivory, this adventure will leave you clean all over.
Some recipes use animal fats like tallow (from beef) or lard (from pork).
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In science:

The Sisko model has been checked experimentally to fit accurately the viscosity data of various commercial greases made from petroleum oils with one of the standard thickening agents such as calcium fatty acid, lithium hydroxy stearate, sodium tallow or hydrophobic silica over a wide range of shear rate (see Sisko ).
Existence for the steady problem of a mixture of two power-law fluids
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