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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tal"low
  1. The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
  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.

Note: ☞ The solid consistency of tallow is due to the large amount of stearin it contains. See Fat.

Etymology: OE. taluh talugh; akin to OD. talgh, D. talk, G., Dan. and Sw. talg, Icel. tōlgr tōlg tōlk; and perhaps to Goth. tulgus firm

verb Tal"low
  1. To grease or smear with tallow.
  2. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
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  1. Obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

From Middle English talwe, talugh, taluȝ, from Old English *tealh, *tealg, (compare Old English tælg, telg (“dye”)), from Proto-Germanic *talgaz (compare Dutch talg, German Talg), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (“flow”) (compare Middle Irish delt (“dew”), Old Armenian տեղ (teł, “heavy rain”)).

  1. a hard animal fat obtained from suet etc.; used to make candles, soap and lubricants

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Fun Facts about the name Tallow

  • When was the first name Tallow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tallow is Monday, March 9th, 1908.
  • How unique is the name Tallow? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tallow. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tallow: Your name in reverse order is Wollat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laltwo. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tallow born Jul 17, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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