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Tar (noun 1)

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Tar. n.s. [tare, Saxon; tarre, Dutch; tiere, Danish.] Liquid pitch; the turpentine of the pine or fir drained out by fire.

Then, foaming tar, their bridles they would champ,
And trampling the fine element would fiercely ramp.
Spens.

A man will not lose a hog for a halfpennyworth of tar. Camden's Remains.

Some stir the melted tar. Thomson's Summer.

Sources: Camden, William (28) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Thomson, James (73)

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