- the historical name of a region of indefinite extent in E Europe and Asia: designates the area overrun by the Tartars in the Middle Ages, from the Dnieper River to the Pacific.
Origin of Tartary
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Examples from the Web for tartary
He's still with me, somewhere; I rather believe in Tartary, just now.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, during the years 1844-5-6.
And he thinks it likely that there is unbroken land as far as Tartary.All Afloat
A Knight, one of the chief nobles of Tartary, was his first opponent.The Seven Champions of Christendom
W. H. G. Kingston
They would as soon have suspected him of being the Khann of Tartary!What Will He Do With It, Complete
- a variant spelling of Tatary
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