DSAE test file

sheep’s tail fat, noun phrase

Forms:
Also sheeptail fat.
Fat rendered down from the tail of the fat-tailed sheep (see fat-tailed sense a) and used for culinary or other purposes; tail fat. Also elliptical sheep’s tail, and combination sheep’s tail fat honey, see quotation 1912.
1785 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 298He shewed himself a perfect master in the art, stewing it (sc. the bird) in a quantum sufficit of water, and a little sheep’s tail fat.
1989 J. Crwys-Williams S. Afr. Despatches 20De Zuid-Afrikaan..(kindly referred to in The African Journal as ‘the “Dutch drop” in the Literary Ocean — that chronicler of small beer and sheep’s tail fat’).
Fat rendered down from the tail of the fat-tailed sheepfat-taileda and used for culinary or other purposes; tail fat. Also ellipticalsheep’s tail, and combinationsheep’s tail fat honey, see quotation 1912.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

17851989