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tartar
used in Moby Dick

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calcified deposits on the teeth, formed by the continuous presence of dental plaque (also called calculous)
  • How I snuffed that Tartar air!
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (23% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (10% in)
  • ...leagues are flanked by ancient and unentered forests, where the gaunt pines stand like serried lines of kings in Gothic genealogies; those same woods harboring wild Afric beasts of prey, and silken creatures whose exported furs give robes to Tartar Emperors; they mirror the paved capitals of Buffalo and Cleveland, as well as Winnebago villages; they float alike the full-rigged merchant ship, the armed cruiser of the State, the steamer, and the beech canoe; they are swept by Borean and...
    Chapters 52-54 — The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (33% in)
  • He was a little frisky; though as yet his body seemed scarce yet recovered from that irksome position it had so lately occupied in the maternal reticule; where, tail to head, and all ready for the final spring, the unborn whale lies bent like a Tartar's bow.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (86% in)

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