They were lit at night with tallow-candles, which were mostly made by the housewife herself, or by lard-oil glass lamps.
Cocoanut-oil, lard-oil, and olive-oil have also been used in lighthouses.
The polishing is done by means of hard, wooden rubbers, provided with a plentiful supply of lard-oil and emery.
Until he was seven he had been allowed a bit of glimmer, a tiny wick floating in a silver dish of lard-oil, for a night-light.
This street and the water-front were lighted--twilighted--with lard-oil lamps; the rest of the place was dark.