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tar1 US English

A dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds. It is used in roadmaking and for coating and preserving timber

tar2 US English

A sailor

low-tar US English

(Of cigarettes or tobacco) producing less tar than is standard or usual when smoked

tar oil US English

A volatile oil obtained by distilling tar, sometimes used as an insecticide

tar pit US English

A hollow in which natural tar accumulates by seepage

coal tar US English

A thick black liquid produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal. It contains benzene, naphthalene, phenols, aniline, and many other organic chemicals

Jack tar US English

A sailor

pine tar US English

A thick, sticky liquid obtained from the destructive distillation of pinewood, used in soap, roofing, and medicinally for skin infections

tar baby US English

A difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it

tar ball US English

A lump of solidified crude oil found in or on the sea, or washed up on shore

tar sand US English

A deposit of sand impregnated with bitumen

Stockholm tar US English

A kind of tar prepared from resinous pinewood and used especially in shipbuilding and as an ingredient of ointments

Tar Heel State US English

A nickname for the state of North Carolina.

tar and feather US English

Smear with tar and then cover with feathers as a punishment

beat the tar out of US English

Beat or thrash severely

tar people with the same brush US English

Consider specified people to have the same faults

tarpaper US English

A heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as a waterproofing material in building

tar and feather in tar1 US English

Smear with tar and then cover with feathers as a punishment

beat the tar out of in tar1 US English

Beat or thrash severely

tar people with the same brush in tar1 US English

Consider specified people to have the same faults

beat or whale the tar out of in tar1 US English

Beat or thrash severely


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