grease cake

1) A cake or compressed lump of animal fat.

Possibly the swyne greise noted in South Cave in 1587, stored for making sheep salve, greasing wool, lubricating wheels, etc: 1578 Item fourteen bacon flickes, six greace cakes liijs, Faxfleet

1582 j kimnell, grease cackes with other implementes, South Cave. There are similar uses of ‘cake’ much earlier: 1528 ij cakes of wax, on cake weyng ciiij quartrons xxli, York.

dates 1528 1578 1582 1587

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