- 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
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Examples from the Web for lard oil
Cocoanut-oil, lard-oil, and olive-oil have also been used in lighthouses.Artificial Light
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