(Tal"low), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tallowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tallowing.]
1. To grease or smear with tallow.
2. To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
(Tal"low*er) n. An animal which produces tallow.
(Tal"low-face`) n. One who has a sickly, pale complexion. Shak.
(Tal"low-faced`) a. Having a sickly complexion; pale. Burton.
(Tal"low*ing), n. The act, or art, of causing animals to produce tallow; also, the property in
animals of producing tallow.
(Tal"low*ish), a. Having the qualities of tallow.
(Tal"low*y) a. Of the nature of tallow; resembling tallow; greasy.
(Tall"wood`) n. [Cf. Tally.] Firewood cut into billets of a certain length. [Obs.] [Eng.]
(Tal"ly) n.; pl. Tallies [OE. taile, taille, F. taille a cutting, cut tally, fr. tailler to cut, but influenced
probably by taillé, p. p. of tailler. See Tailor, and cf. Tail a limitation, Taille, Tallage.]
1. Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one
of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
In purshasing and selling, it was once customary for traders to have two sticks, or one stick cleft into
two parts, and to mark with a score or notch, on each, the number or quantity of goods delivered, the
seller keeping one stick, and the purchaser the other. Before the use of writing, this, or something like it,
was the only method of keeping accounts; and tallies were received as evidence in courts of justice. In
the English exchequer were tallies of loans, one part being kept in the exchequer, the other being given
to the creditor in lieu of an obligation for money lent to government.
2. Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially,
one kept in duplicate.