Some dried cranberries for tartness and a sprinkle of sea salt make these my all-time favorite cookies.
"Thank you, I'm a long way outside of that class," retorted Mr. Emerson with some tartness.
Some of these had at least the merit of tartness and humour.
Under the heaviest depression no cloud was on his brow, no tang of tartness in his speech.
Sprinkle a little flour and sugar, according to the tartness of the fruit.
"You mean you never formed any, I suppose," I returned with some tartness.
"I must leave that to you to guess," said Mary, with a hint of tartness, but smiling.
He insisted to know; where you will not be, I replied with some tartness.
"Perhaps I did, and perhaps I did not," she answered, matching his tartness.
This is said of unsaleable beer when rendered saleable, by giving it head or removing its tartness.
"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]