He saw heed caught a tarter, in fact, a regular tarter emetic, and he slunk away rather sudden.
This fantastical folly was in all degrees, from the courtier down to the tarter.
The finger-nails should be kept cut, and the teeth should be cleaned every morning, and kept clear from tarter.
I gave the woman a dose of creme of tarter and flour of Sulphur, and the man Some eye water.
It was the drying up of her income which made her Tartar—we beg pardon, tarter and bonier than ever.
"having a sharp taste," late 14c., perhaps from Old English teart "painful, sharp, severe" (in reference to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran "to tear." Figurative use, with reference to words, speech, etc., is attested from c.1600.
"small pie," c.1400, from Old French tarte "flat, open-topped pastry" (13c.), possibly an alteration of torte, from Late Latin torta "round loaf of bread" (in Medieval Latin "a cake, tart"), infl. in Middle English by tart (adj.).
[1790+; a euphemistic alteration of damnation, apparently influenced by obsolete US slang tarnal damned, an alteration of eternal]