• WordNet 3.6
    • n tallow obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles
    • Tallow 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 The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
    • Tallow To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
    • Tallow To grease or smear with tallow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tallow The harder and less fusible fats melted and separated from the fibrous or membranous matter which is naturally mixed with them. These fats are mostly of animal origin, the most common being derived from sheep and oxen. When pure, animal tallow is white and nearly tasteless; but the tallow of commerce usually has a yellow tinge. All the different kinds of tallow consist chiefly of stearin, palmitin, and olein. In commerce tallow is divided into various kinds according to its qualities, of which the best are used for the manufacture of candles, and the inferior for making soap, dressing leather, greasing machinery, and several other purposes. It is exported in large quantities from Russia.
    • tallow Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling tallow: as, a tallow cake; a tallow dip.
    • tallow To grease or smear with tallow.
    • tallow To fatten; cause to have a large quantity of tallow: as, to tallow sheep.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tallow tal′ō the fat of animals melted: any coarse, hard fat
    • v.t Tallow to grease with tallow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. taluh, talugh,; akin to OD. talgh, D. talk, G., Dan. and Sw. talg, Icel. tōlgr, tōlg, tōlk,; and perhaps to Goth. tulgus, firm


In literature:

All had in their hands a bayonet, from which burned a tallow candle, in place of tapers.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
They kill these animals merely for the sake of their tallow, with which alone they load many vessels.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
It is just as if you told me you were tallow, and would melt if there was a fire lighted.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
Tallow is often used in small quantities toward the finish of the feeding period.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
The hemp and tallow trade is increasing, as is the foreign corn trade.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
A little old man carrying a tallow candle stuck into a cheap candlestick nodded assent, and closed the door after me.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It could also be used for drying fruit or melting tallow.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Minimum consumption of oil, of grease, tallow, etc.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
Melt these together with one pound of tallow or linseed oil.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
We made our own brooms, wove linen from the flax raised on our farm and made our own tallow candles.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas

In poetry:

Let Dolly and your pen alone,
Or else you 'll make a din;
For noisome tallow's ever known
To keep the candle in.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
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
Them, the young men who watch us from the curbs:
They hold the glaze of wonder in their stare-
Our crooked backs, hands fetid as old herbs,
The tallow eyes, wax face, the foreign hair!
"To The Lacedemonians" by Allen Tate

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).

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