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tallow


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tallow  \Tal"low\,  n.  [OE.  taluh,  talugh  akin  to  OD  talgh  D. 
  talk,  G.,  Dan.  and  Sw  talg,  Icel.  t[=o]lgr,  t[=o]lg, 
  t[=o]lk;  and  perhaps  to  Goth.  tulgus  firm.] 
  1.  The  suet  or  fat  of  animals  of  the  sheep  and  ox  kinds, 
  separated  from  membranous  and  fibrous  matter  by  melting. 
 
  Note:  The  solid  consistency  of  tallow  is  due  to  the  large 
  amount  of  stearin  it  contains.  See  {Fat}. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Tallow  candle},  a  candle  made  of  tallow. 
 
  {Tallow  catch},  a  keech.  See  {Keech}.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Tallow  chandler},  one  whose  occupation  is  to  make  or  to 
  sell  tallow  candles. 
 
  {Tallow  chandlery},  the  trade  of  a  tallow  chandler;  also  the 
  place  where  his  business  is  carried  on 
 
  {Tallow  tree}  (Bot.),  a  tree  ({Stillingia  sebifera})  growing 
  in  China,  the  seeds  of  which  are  covered  with  a  substance 
  which  resembles  tallow  and  is  applied  to  the  same 
  purposes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tallow  \Tal"low\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tallowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Tallowing}.] 
  1.  To  grease  or  smear  with  tallow. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  have  a  large  quantity  of  tallow;  to  fatten; 
  as  tallow  sheep. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tallow 
  n  :  obtained  from  suet  and  used  in  making  soap,  candles  and 
  lubricants 




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