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tar 1

1. A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
2. See coal tar.
3. A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
tr.v. tarred, tar·ring, tars
To coat with or as if with tar.
tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
tarred with the same brush
Considered or described as having the same faults or bad qualities.

[Middle English, from Old English teru; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

tar 2

n. Informal
A sailor.

[Possibly short for tarpaulin.]


1. (Building) having a surface of tar
2. (Civil Engineering) having a surface of tar


[ˈtɑːrd] adj [road, roof] → goudronné(e)
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Sometimes painted black and sometimes tarred, these wooden vessels all had subliminal power, seeming like props from a mystery play while making uncanny allusions to the sacred and the profane.
The mesh, covered with tar--are both conjectural players tarred by guilt?
Many pieces have rows of tarred or painted-over screws around the edges and in the middle of the image--presumably to affix the Plexi to the artwork.

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