lard oil



a colorless or yellowish oil expressed from lard, used chiefly as a lubricant for cutting tools.

Origin of lard oil

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of lard oil

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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