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Definitions of tar

  1. To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To smear with, or as with, tar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To smear with tar; as, to tar ropes:-pr.p. tarring; pa.t. and pa.p. tarred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To smear with tar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To cover with tar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. coat with tar, as of roofs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To smear with tar. Mineral tar, a soft native bitumen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To smear or daub with tar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Tarring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. a man who serves as a sailor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. A sailor; a seaman. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A thick, dark-brown, oily, sticky substance obtained from pine or fir trees, coal, etc.; a sailor or seaman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A thick, dark-colored, viscid product obtained by the destructive distillation of organic substances and bituminous minerals, as wood, coal, peat, shale, etc. Wood-tar, such as the Archangel, Stockholm, and American tars of commerce, is generally prepared by a very rude process. A conical cavity is dug in the ground, with a cast-iron pan at the bottom, from which leads a funnel. Billets of wood (such as pine or fir) are thrown into this cavity, and being covered with turf are slowly burned without flame. The tar which exudes during combustion is conducted off through the funnel. In England wood-tar is chiefly obtained as a by-product in the destructive distillation of wood for the manufacture of wood-vinegar (pyroligneous acid) and wood-spirit (methyl alcohol). It has an acid reaction, and contains various liquid matters of which the principal are methyl-acetate, acetone, hydrocarbons of the benzene series, and a number of oxidized compounds, as carbolic acid. Paraffin, anthracene, naphthalene, chrysene, etc., are found among its solid products. It possesses valuable antiseptic properties, owing to the creasote it contains, and is used extensively for coating and preserving timber and iron in exposed situations, and for impregnating ships’ ropes and cordage. Coal-tar is also extensively obtained in the process of gas manufacture. It is a very valuable substance, in as much as the compounds obtained from it form the starting-points in so many chemical manufactures: a sailor is called a tar from his tarred clothes, hands, etc. "Hearts of oak are our ships, jolly tars are our men."-Sea song. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Dark, resinous substance obtained from the wood of pine-trees by baking in a kiln; a sailor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Tarry. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A dark, viscid, oily liquid obtained from resinous woods, coal, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A thick, impure resinous substance, of a dark colour, obtained from pine trees, &c.; a sailor, so-called from his tarred clothes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A thick, impure, resinous substance, of a blackish colour, obtained from pine and fir trees, and from common coal; a sailor-so called from his clothes having been often seen bedaubed with tar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Tarred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tar

  1. Have any of them given to the world even tar water? – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  2. Our people was about to set fire to your schule- house- in faith, they said they'd give ye a dressin' of tar an' fithers, an' our praste forbid it." – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
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