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tartar -- as in: tartar on the teeth
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Romeo and Juliet
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  • The date is out of such prolixity: We’ll have no Cupid hoodwink’d with a scarf, Bearing a Tartar’s painted bow of lath, Scaring the ladies like a crow-keeper; Nor no without-book prologue, faintly spoke After the prompter, for our entrance: But, let them measure us by what they will, We’ll measure them a measure, and be gone.

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  • It was the sort of romantic fustian we both barely tolerated, but she let it play; the hoofbeats of the Tartar kettledrums began thudding through the room.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She ask about hard water stains and I tell her cream of tartar.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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