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Definition of "tallow-chandler" [tallow-chandler]

  • One whose occupation it is to make, or to make and sell, tallow candles. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "tallow-chandler" in a sentence
  • "“I would hate to spend my life as a tallow-chandler.”"
  • "“A notary,” continued the count, “ought to practise discretion, shrewdness, caution from the start; he should be incapable of such a blunder as taking a peer of France for a tallow-chandler —”"
  • "‘You’ll go in on melting days, like the retired tallow-chandler,’ said Gertrude; ‘but, joking apart, I wish you joy on your freedom from thraldom; a government office in"