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  1. an ancient country, of uncertain location, mentioned in the Bible. I Kings 10:22.
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Examples from the Web for tarshish

Historical Examples

  • I seek a passage in this ship to Tarshish; how soon sail ye, sir?'

    Moby Dick; or The Whale

    Herman Melville

  • By all accounts Tarshish could have been no other city than the modern Cadiz.

  • He skulks about the wharves of Joppa, and seeks a ship that's bound for Tarshish.

  • Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the coast!

  • What I want now is to get to Tarshish, and to find adventures to divert me.

British Dictionary definitions for tarshish


noun Old Testament
  1. an ancient port, mentioned in I Kings 10:22, situated in Spain or in one of the Phoenician colonies in Sardinia
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