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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
  calcified deposits on the teeth, formed by the continuous presence of dental plaque (also called calculous)
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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
  • Of course! I love tartar steak.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Take a glass of boiled water and put a pinch of cream of tartar," and he indicated with his delicate fingers what he meant by a pinch.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • The supper consisted of a roast pheasant garnished with Corsican blackbirds; a boar’s ham with jelly, a quarter of a kid with tartar sauce, a glorious turbot, and a gigantic lobster.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That was in the great days of Pablo when he scourged the country like a tartar and no fascist post was safe at night.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • They’re made by combining half an ounce cream of tartar, half an ounce of sugar, and half an ounce of jivia bone with two drachmas of Florentine iris and dragon’s blood, reducing all the ingredients to a powder, and blending well.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The bloodiest old tartar God ever made.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Occasionally I strike a tartar.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • Not that Mrs. Ascher had been afraid of him-a real tartar she could be when roused!
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders

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  • One canine had gone, and the front teeth were yellow with tartar and carious.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The man from the country had not expected difficulties like this, the law was supposed to be accessible for anyone at any time, he thinks, but now he looks more closely at the doorkeeper in his fur coat, sees his big hooked nose, his long thin tartar-beard, and he decides it’s better to wait until he has permission to enter.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • I start for my own room, where I intend to stash the evening gown until I can find some lemons or, even better, cream of tartar to soak it in.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • She shook her head at the open cupboard, the dwindled and long-sugared jelly, the rusty cream of tartar box, the Mason jar of bay leaves, the spindly and darkened vanilla bottle, all the old confusion.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She shook her head at the open cupboard, the dwindled and long-sugared jelly, the rusty cream of tartar box, the Mason jar of bay leaves, the spindly and darkened vanilla bottle, all the old confusion.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • She was a Tartar, he could bet.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • PUCK I go, I go; look how I go,— Swifter than arrow from the Tartar’s bow.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • How I snuffed that Tartar air!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The poor Chinese who had led the camel, seeing the Tartar down, runs to him, and seizing upon his pole-ax, wrenched it from his hands, and knocked his brains out.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Warsaw can no more be Tartar than Venice can be Teuton.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The color of the Indian, the writer believes, is peculiar to himself, and while his cheek-bones have a very striking indication of a Tartar origin, his eyes have not.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I’m Crusty," he said, with a tartar-yellow smile.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • She had the temper of a Tartar and the rages of a wild cat and, at such times, she did not seem to care what she said or how much it hurt.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "Well, I’d been selling an article to take the tartar off the teeth—and it does take it off, too, and generly the enamel along with it—but I stayed about one night longer than I ought to, and was just in the act of sliding out when I ran across you on the trail this side of town, and you told me they were coming, and begged me to help you to get off.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • 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.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • There n’as quicksilver, litharge, nor brimstone, Boras, ceruse, nor oil of tartar none, Nor ointement that woulde cleanse or bite, That him might helpen of his whelkes* white, *pustules Nor of the knobbes* sitting on his cheeks.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • To the gates of Tartar, thou most excellent devil of wit!
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Looking up at him, his head level with the top bunk, was the lean figure of The Tartar.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • ’A Tartar,’ said the man with the wooden leg.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He showed it to Fernanda and she also admitted the resemblance of the horseman not only to the colonel but to everybody in the family, although he was actually a Tartar warrior.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "My eye, miss," he said in a low voice, "he’s a Tartar!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witch’s mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat, and slips of yew Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse, Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips, Finger of birth-strangl’d babe Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,— Make the gruel thick and slab: Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron, For the ingredients of our caldron.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The fact was that in Florence the poor wretch had got hold of a Tartar, compared with whom Leonora was a sucking kid.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The menus were stacked between a series of condiments including ketchup, Tabasco, tartar sauce, and cocktail sauce in squeeze bottles, as well as another sauce labeled simply "Hank’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • I had a dog that lived and died in it from a puppy; and my chaise-pony goes on, in Timour the Tartar.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The next year I sometimes caught a mess of fish for my dinner, and once I went so far as to slaughter a woodchuck which ravaged my bean-field—effect his transmigration, as a Tartar would say—and devour him, partly for experiment’s sake; but though it afforded me a momentary enjoyment, notwithstanding a musky flavor, I saw that the longest use would not make that a good practice, however it might seem to have your woodchucks ready dressed by the village butcher.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • As when a vultur on Imaus bred, Whose snowy ridge the roving Tartar bounds, Dislodging from a region scarce of prey To gorge the flesh of lambs or yeanling kids, On hills where flocks are fed, flies toward the springs Of Ganges or Hydaspes, Indian streams; But in his way lights on the barren plains Of Sericana, where Chineses drive With sails and wind their cany waggons light: So, on this windy sea of land, the Fiend Walked up and down alone, bent on his prey; Alone, for other creature…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …pipes reclining beneath arbours in the arms of Bayaderes; Djiaours, Turkish sabres, Greek caps; and you especially, pale landscapes of dithyrambic lands, that often show us at once palm trees and firs, tigers on the right, a lion to the left, Tartar minarets on the horizon; the whole framed by a very neat virgin forest, and with a great perpendicular sunbeam trembling in the water, where, standing out in relief like white excoriations on a steel-grey ground, swans are swimming about.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Is that the way to strip down a casting, you slit-eyed Tartar?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Tartar faces in every direction you look.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I knew when my turn came, it would be a Tartar.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Here’s a Bohemian-Tartar tarries the coming down of thy fat woman.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Her favorite stag-hounds, Russ and Tartar, were asleep before the door, where they had been chained.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • ’Quicker than Wogdog from the Tartar’s bow!
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Three of the British warships, Phoenix, Roebuck, and Tartar, weighed anchor and with the advantage of a flood tide and a brisk southwesterly wind, proceeded up the Hudson to force passage beyond Forts Washington and Constitution, where, at enormous effort, the Americans had tried to block the river from shore to shore with sunken hulks and a submerged chain of spike-studded logs.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • One of the greatest in the Christian world Shall be my surety; ’fore whose throne ’tis needful, Ere I can perfect mine intents, to kneel: Time was I did him a desired office, Dear almost as his life; which gratitude Through flinty Tartar’s bosom would peep forth, And answer, thanks: I duly am informed His grace is at Marseilles; to which place We have convenient convoy.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • And Herbert had seen him as a predatory Tartar of comic propensities, with a face like a red brick, and an outrageous hat all over bells.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • You Chinaman and Chinawoman of China! you Tartar of Tartary!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The helmsman who steered by that tiller in a tempest, felt like the Tartar, when he holds back his fiery steed by clutching its jaw.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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