• WordNet 3.6
    • n tartar an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
    • n Tartar a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century
    • n tartar a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
    • n tartar a salt used especially in baking powder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tartar A correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime.
    • Tartar A native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any one of numerous tribes, chiefly Moslem, of Turkish origin, inhabiting the Russian Europe; -- written also, more correctly but less usually, Tatar.
    • Tartar A person of a keen, irritable temper.
    • Tartar (Chem) A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol wine stone, etc.
    • a Tartar Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars.
    • n Tartar See Tartarus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tartar Impure acid potassium tartrate, also called argal or argol, deposited from wines completely fermented, and adhering to the sides of the casks in the form of a hard crust, varying from pale pink to dark red according as it has separated from white or red wines. When tartar is purified it forms white crystals having an acid taste and reaction. This is cream of tartar, which is much used in dyeing, in cookery, and also in medicine as a laxative and diuretic. See cream.
    • n tartar An earthy substance which occasionally concretes upon the teeth, and is deposited from the saliva. It consists of salivary mucus, animal matter, and calcium phosphate.
    • tartar To impregnate with tartar; administer tartar to.
    • n tartar Same as Tartarus.
    • tartar See Tatar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tartar tär′tar a mixture of bitartrate of potash and tartrate of lime, being a deposit formed from wine, and known in its crude form as argol: a concretion which sometimes forms on the teeth
    • n Tartar tär′tar a native of Tartary in Asia: an irritable person, or one too strong for his assailant.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tartre,cf. Pr. tartari, Sp., Pg., & It. tartaro, LL. tartarum, LGr. ); perhaps of Arabic origin


In literature:

We shall leave them, and return to Captain Tartar, who had proceeded to the ball, to which he had been invited.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
But she's a regular Tartar, and I've no authority at all in my house.
"Adrift in the Ice-Fields" by Charles W. Hall
One tea-cup flour, one ditto of sugar, two teaspoons cream of tartar, one half teaspoon of soda, four eggs.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
The well-known story of the Czar Peter, himself a Tartar, is here in point.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Then it happened that seven Tartars who had been following Raksh made a dash at him and tried to capture him with their lassoes.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
The Tartars have none to sell.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
We now proceed to exhibit some traits of Tartar character, as developed in their intercourse with their Asiatic brethren.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 451" by Various
Rub the surface with oil of tartar.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The persecutions in Lithuania began in 1648, and were carried on with great severity by the Cossacks and Tartars.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
With this object in view, they made sail towards the corvette, which they took for a merchantman, and thus very nearly caught a Tartar.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still the Tartar troops defended themselves with the greatest bravery.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The finger-nails should be kept cut, and the teeth should be cleaned every morning, and kept clear from tartar.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
She was a Tartar; but old Tom got another iron in her, and later Ben Gibson killed her with two bomb-pointed lances.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
This potentate is called the "grand khan," or supreme prince of all the Tartar tribes.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Sometimes alum and tartar are used.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
In the previous chapter I mentioned the liberal movement among the Russian Tartars.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Him will I seek, and carry to his ear The Tartar challenge, and this young man's name.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
St. Petersburg is European, while Moscow is Tartar.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
All this while, Murad (for so my Tartar was named) had been like a man of stone.
"Harper's Young People, March 16, 1880" by Various
Serve with Tartare sauce.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams

In poetry:

In the Kurgan deep,
Met in open fight,
Thou hast e'en subdued
The fierce Tartar's might.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
At times the Turks and Tartar hordes
Made Georgia weep and wail in woe;
And even the Scythians, wild and fierce
Profaned its peace with savage blow.
"Salamuri" by Akaki Tsereteli
This is the story, strange and true,
That the great captain Alau
Told to his brother the Tartar Khan,
When he rode that day into Kambalu
By the road that leadeth to Ispahan.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Spanish Jew's Tale; Kambalu" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Of AGIB, who, amid Tartaric scenes,
Wrote a lot of ballet music in his teens:
His gentle spirit rolls
In the melody of souls -
Which is pretty, but I don't know what it means.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Ferood, and ye, Persians and Tartars, hear!
Let there be truce between the hosts to-day.
But choose a champion from the Persian lords
To fight our champion Sohrab, man to man."
"Sohrab and Rustum: An Episode" by Matthew Arnold
They branded me and broke me on a wheel,
And they left me in an hospital to heal;
And, upon my solemn word,
I have never never heard
What those Tartars had determined to reveal.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Friday 11/9 2:30pm-4pm Cactus Rose Patio(Ballroom G —weather reservation) Smoked Salmon, Finnish Tartar Sauce.
Tartar , the war horse with nine lives.
Crab Croquetas with Latin Tartar Sauce.
Ten thousand year old tartar holds clues to ancient human diet.
'The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine' by Alina Bronsky.
Tuna Tartar from Vita Restaurant & Lounge.
Salmon Tartar from The Wine Depot and Bistro 555.
Haliburger Burger of the Sea & Chef's Gourmet Tartar Sauce.
Susie's Homemade Tartar Sauce – Cookin' With Marilyn.
Crab Croquetas with Latin Tartar Sauce .
Haliburger Burger of the Sea & Chef's Gourmet Tartar Sauce .
Susie's Homemade Tartar Sauce .
Ten thousand year old tartar holds clues to ancient human diet.
Just some of the menu items are a Hamachi shot, pan-seared quail, Kobe beef tartare, osso bucco, Waialua truffles and more.
To serve, fill each wonton cone 3/4 full with tuna tartare mixture.

In science:

Our version of the lemma differs from Tartar’s in that we do not have a vanishing boundary condition on the local tori.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
The introduction of a corrected empirical measure can be understood as a version of Tartar’s compensated compactness lemma in the context of particle systems.
Scaling limits for gradient systems in random environment
It can be understood as a version of Tartar’s compensated compactness lemma in the context of particle systems.
Equilibrium fluctuations for gradient exclusion processes with conductances in random environments
We prove a variant of Tartar’s first commutation lemma involving multiplier operators with symbols not necessarily defined on a manifold of codimension one.
On a variant of Tartar's first commutation lemma
Tartar, H-measures, a new approach for studying homogenisation, oscil lation and concentration effects in PDEs, Proc.
On a variant of Tartar's first commutation lemma
Tartar, L. “Quelques remarques sur l’homog ´en ´eisation”, In: M.
Tartar, “Lumps and p-branes in open string field theory,” hep-th/0003031.
Tachyon condensation in the D0/D4 system
In this Section, we recall some results from the H-measures theory, taking the presentation of Tartar .
H-measures and system of Maxwell's
Tartar and used for the homogenization of some particular linear transport equations in two dimensions (see and ).
Kinetic decomposition for periodic homogenization problems
Ta1] Tartar, Luc ”Remarks on oscillations and Stokes’ equation.
Analysis aspects of Willmore surfaces
Ta2] Tartar, Luc ”Imbedding theorems of Sobolev spaces into Lorentz spaces.” Boll.
Analysis aspects of Willmore surfaces
As another important contribution in , Schonbek introduces a generalization of the method of compensated compactness (Tartar and Murat ) allowing to handle sequences that are bounded in Lp for finite p > 1 only.
Zero diffusion-dispersion limits for scalar conservation laws
Tartar, Estimations fines de coefficients homog´en´eis´es, in: P.
Optimality Conditions for Semilinear Parabolic Equations with Controls in Leading Term
Tartar, Sur l’unicit´e r´etrograde des ´equations paraboliques et quelques questions voisines, Arch.
A new result on backward uniqueness for parabolic operators
Tartar, An Introduction to Sobolev Spaces and Interpolation.
Stabilization for the semilinear wave equation with geometric control condition