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lard oil

a colorless or yellowish oil expressed from lard, used chiefly as a lubricant for cutting tools.
Origin of lard oil
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They were lit at night with tallow-candles, which were mostly made by the housewife herself, or by lard-oil glass lamps.

    A Boy's Town W. D. Howells
  • Cocoanut-oil, lard-oil, and olive-oil have also been used in lighthouses.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • 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.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • This street and the water-front were lighted--twilighted--with lard-oil lamps; the rest of the place was dark.

    Kincaid's Battery George W. Cable

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