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tar 1

 (tär)
n.
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.
Idioms:
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

 (tär)
n. Informal
A sailor.

[Possibly short for tarpaulin.]

tarred

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

tarred

[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?
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