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'''Tallow''' is animal fat. It was used to make cheap (and smelly) [[candle]]s.
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'''Tallow''' is rendered animal fat, usually from [[sheep]] or [[cow]]s. It has been used to make [[candle]]s from [[Roman]] times, but it gives off some smoke, making [[beeswax]] a preferred, if more expensive, option.  
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Tallow had various other uses, including the production of [[soap]].
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Latest revision as of 01:39, 12 September 2007

Tallow is rendered animal fat, usually from sheep or cows. It has been used to make candles from Roman times, but it gives off some smoke, making beeswax a preferred, if more expensive, option.

Tallow had various other uses, including the production of soap.