It seems to be a substance intermediate between tallow and wax; partaking of the nature of stearine.
The candle I have in my hand is a stearine candle, made of stearine from tallow.
Ox-tallow consists of seventy-six parts of stearine and twenty-four of oleine, out of one hundred parts.
They had all been well rubbed in with a concoction of tar, stearine, and tallow.
It consists of sixty-two parts oleine, and thirty-eight of stearine, out of one hundred.
We are now using a mixture of stearine, pitch, and resin,11 to finish up with.
It produces oil, and is used in the manufacture of stearine candles.
The oil when freed from the stearine is known as “racked oil.”
The standard here used is a stearine candle consuming 10 grammes per hour.
stearine, a constituent of tallow, is a compound of glyceryl and stearic acid.
white crystalline compound found in animal and vegetable fats, 1817, from French stéarine, coined by French chemist Marie-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) from Greek stear (genitive steatos) "tallow, fat" (see stone (n.)). Stearic acid (1831) is a partial translation of French acide stéarique.