Tartarean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Tartarean of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tartarean Of or pertaining to Tartarus; hellish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tartarean Of or pertaining to Tartarus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tartareus,: cf. F. tartaréen,

Usage

In literature:

I cast thee down, O Tartarean boor, into the infernal kitchen!...
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
And now Maillard has his Menads in the Champs Elysees (Fields Tartarean rather); and the Hotel-de-Ville has suffered comparatively nothing.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Daun, Lacy, Loudon coming on you simultaneously, open-mouthed, are a considerable Tartarean Dog!
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich is not to be Overwhelmed: The Seven-Years War Gradually Ends--25th April, 1760-15th February, 1763." by Thomas Carlyle
Standing on this were the Tartarean shapes of the pagan harpooneers, always the whale-ship's stokers.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
The victor, sacrificing them with greedy teeth, plunged them into the Tartarean recesses of his capacious paunch.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
Some say this Tartarean conqueror was called Timour or Temur-chi, and his origin is wrapt in mystery.
"Ancient Chinese account of the Grand Canyon, or course of the Colorado" by Alexander M'Allan
The night outside is Tartarean, certainly, but within there is nothing but light, music and mirth.
"Chronicles of Dustypore" by Henry Stewart Cunningham
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In poetry:

The Flesh.
With treachery 'tis fit to treat with man
In gesture, tears, and voice,
Only to plunge him in Tartarean fires.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 5." by William Cowper
Had'st advanc'd to higher fame
Still, thy much-ennobled name,
Nor in Charon's skiff explored
The Tartarean gulph abhorr'd.
"On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper
Ruspican. Soon as I heard the name of Ruspican,
With rapid pinions spread, I sought the skies,
To bend before the great Tartarean chief,
And aggravate the woes
Of this new mortal blest with air and light.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper
Arfarat. Scarce had thy mighty voice
Re-echoed through the deep,
When the Tartarean fires
Flying I left for this serener sky,
Forth from my lips, and heart,
Breathing fierce rancour 'gainst the life of man.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper
Over the bickering gonfalons, * far-ranged as for Tartarean wars,
Went a waver of ribbed fire *--as night-seas on phosphoric bars
Like a flame-plumed fan shake slowly out * their ridgy reach of
crumbling stars.
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson