"A sart of a harf-witted fellow" is Tom Peregrine's description of this very suspicious-looking traveller.
It's bad enough by day, as you sart'in otter know; but by night!
And Fancy be better, too, wi' some sart o' appetite for her victuals.
The latter, he always calls the sart tili (sart language), and not the Tadjik tili.
It was the sart o' night a pint or so don't go far on, to keep the life in a man.
sart is hence legally used for the Turkish appellation of Tadjik.
He looks it sart'in, and I thought it were Billy come ter life ag'in when I seen his face; but will he do it?
The sart is distinguishable, not less than the Tadjik, by his crafty, subtle manners.
Tadjik and sart; each of which counts many subdivisions or degrees.
"Say, this 'ere letter kind o' teches my feelin's--does sart'in," said Solomon.