Tallow catch
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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See {Fat}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • tallow catch — noun (Shakespeare) • • • Main Entry: ↑tallow …   Useful english dictionary

  • tallow-catch —    This is thought by some editors of Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One to be what Prince Hal calls Falstaff, the full expression being ‘thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow catch’. Tallow is a kind of animal fat used to make candles.… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallow candle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallow chandler — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallow chandlery — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tallow tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tallow keech — tallow keech, ketch see tallow catch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stillingia sebifera — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatty —    Used insultingly to an overweight person, or in modern times jokingly to a woman who is constantly worrying about her weight. ‘What’s the matter, Fatty?’ is addressed to a police sergeant by a seventeen year old offender in Ed McBain’s short… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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