tail fat, noun phrase

Obsolete. Elliptical for sheep’s tail fat.
1890 A.G. Hewitt Cape Cookery 6Cut it into small pieces and put into a saucepan with some onions browned in tail fat.
1936 M. Higham Hsehold Cookery (1939) 391Take four pounds fat. Scraps will do, but if bought specially, use a mixture of two pounds mutton suet to two pounds tail fat.
1937 [see boerewors sense 1].
Elliptical for sheep’s tail fat.
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