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 Meanings and Examples of TAR
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tar
 n.  sailor or seaman; thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal
Classic Sentence:
1  At one end a ruminating tar was still further adorning it with his jack-knife, stooping over and diligently working away at the space between his legs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  For nowadays, the whale-fishery furnishes an asylum for many romantic, melancholy, and absent-minded young men, disgusted with the carking cares of earth, and seeking sentiment in tar and blubber.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
3  This plan worked well; the slaves became as fearful of tar as of the lash.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  They seemed to realize the impossibility of touching tar without being defiled.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
5  I'll engage there's no Tar in that: so, the sergeant thanked him and said that as he preferred his drink without tar, he would take wine, if it was equally convenient.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
6  I had in vain tried everything producible that began with a T, from tar to toast and tub.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
7  "Father, Finogen wants some tar," said the young woman in the clogs, coming in.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
8  I that was Aurora Borealis am shrunk to a tar barrel.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
9  He wore an open jacket, with a splotch of tar on the sleeve, a red-and-black check shirt, dungaree trousers, and heavy boots badly worn.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
10  Ole missis she'd take an tar de head off'n me.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  They were hungry, and the smell of the roasted kid was very savory, and your tars are not very ceremonious.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
12  The Portuguese held his tongue like a brick, and walked the plank, while the jolly tars cheered like mad.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
13  Now and then he stooped to pick up a patch, or save an end of tarred twine, which otherwise might have been wasted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
14  The Commandments were written on the tarred wall in great white letters that could be read thirty yards away.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
Example Sentence:
1  Ammonia, coal tar and coke are all by-products obtained in the manufacture of coal gas.
2  Rusted, broken-down cars in its yard, trash piled up on the porch, tar paper peeling from the roof, the shack was the picture of squalor.
3  Melted tar is a viscous substance.
4  Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar.