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tartar -- as in: tartar on the teeth
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David Copperfield
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  • ’A Tartar,’ said the man with the wooden leg.
  • ’I’m a Tartar.’
  • I heard that Mr. Creakle had not preferred his claim to being a Tartar without reason; that he was the sternest and most severe of masters; that he laid about him, right and left, every day of his life, charging in among the boys like a trooper, and slashing away, unmercifully.

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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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