He saw heed caught a tarter, in fact, a regular tarter emetic, and he slunk away rather sudden.
This fantastical folly was in all degrees, from the courtier down to the tarter.
The finger-nails should be kept cut, and the teeth should be cleaned every morning, and kept clear from tarter.
I gave the woman a dose of creme of tarter and flour of Sulphur, and the man Some eye water.
It was the drying up of her income which made her Tartar—we beg pardon, tarter and bonier than ever.
"having a sharp taste," late 14c., perhaps from Old English teart "painful, sharp, severe" (in reference to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran "to tear." Figurative use, with reference to words, speech, etc., is attested from c.1600.
"small pie," c.1400, from Old French tarte "flat, open-topped pastry" (13c.), possibly an alteration of torte, from Late Latin torta "round loaf of bread" (in Medieval Latin "a cake, tart"), infl. in Middle English by tart (adj.).
A promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute; harlot; hooker: nothing cheap for us like the grimy tarts on Mercury Street
[1887+; fr tart, the pastry confection, esp the English jam-tart; in original early 1800s use it meant any pleasant or attractive woman and only specialized at the end of the century]