“It would be considered,” she says tartly, eliciting a laugh from her husband.
"I b'lieve you ha' a hankering arter the lad yet," said Rushmere, tartly.
"In bed like a decent man if he's to be my husband, which he is," said Miss Junk, tartly.
Well, I hope it will end well,” she said, tartly; “unequal marriages rarely do.
“They showed up well enough yesterday,” said Roberts tartly.
“A yard measure is of little avail when swords are drawn,” cried Anna, tartly.
"Well, rest yourself," urged Rupert tartly, leaving his seat.
"My neck is not so easily broken," retorted Don Pablo tartly.
I am afraid, she replied, tartly, of nothing that man can devise.
"I dare say it'll keep, then, till to-morrow," tartly added the old woman.
"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]