• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tartarine (Old Chem) Potassium carbonate, obtained by the incineration of tartar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tartarine Potash.
    • n tartarine A kind of rich silk or brocade, supposed to be made by the Tatars, but probably silk of China, India, etc., brought overland by them to Europe. Also called tartarium and cloth of Tars. Compare tarse. A fabric of linen and wool used for linings, etc., was also called tartarine in the fifteenth century.
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In literature:

He took "Tartarin de Tarascon".
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
Inspired by this persuasion Tartarin behaved with incredible daring.
"God The Invisible King" by Herbert George Wells
The most surprised of men in the town on hearing that Tartarin was going away to Africa, was Tartarin himself.
"Tartarin of Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
He continued, however, the adventures of Tartarin, first with unabated gusto in the Alps, then less happily as a colonist in the South Seas.
"The Nabob" by Alphonse Daudet
All that was implied in that "Tartarin you must go" Tartarin understood.
"Tartarin de Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
Tartarin's first feeling was one of vexation.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Bayard had to appear first in the lists, and against him rode forth a neighbour of his in Dauphine, by name Tartarin, a powerful man-at-arms.
"Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach" by Christopher Hare
The lawyer-Tartarin had vanished!
"The Gloved Hand" by Burton E. Stevenson
Filou Mignon Randolph, Sauce Tartarin.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 30, 1892" by Various
Have you read Alphonse Daudet's delightful "Tartarin of Tarascon"?
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice