tartareous

Related to tartareous: Tartarus

tar·tar·e·ous

 (tär-târ′ē-əs)
adj.
Consisting of or resembling tartar.

tartareous

(tɑːˈtɛərɪəs)
adj
resembling, of the nature of, or relating to tartar
References in classic literature ?
Thus God the Heav'n created, thus the Earth, Matter unform'd and void: Darkness profound Cover'd th' Abyss: but on the watrie calme His brooding wings the Spirit of God outspred, And vital vertue infus'd, and vital warmth Throughout the fluid Mass, but downward purg'd The black tartareous cold infernal dregs Adverse to life: then founded, then conglob'd Like things to like, the rest to several place Disparted, and between spun out the Air, And Earth self-ballanc't on her Center hung.
The first of these persuasively demonstrates the 'entanglement of science and politics' in the varying and sometimes contradictory accounts of Creation and of Chaos in Paradise Lost, exploring the implications, theological and scientific, of such passages as 'downward purg'd | The black tartareous cold Infernal dregs' in Book VII.