Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A brush with which tar is applied.
- n. alternative spelling of tarbrush.
“Even today, after dozens of IPCC exaggerations have surfaced, leading climate officials like U.N. Environment Program chief Achim Steiner and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research head Joachim Schellnhuber continue to tar-brush critics as "anti-Enlightenment" and engaging in "witch hunts.”
“That and the fact that they all have a touch of the tar-brush about them.”
“The audience was large, but only two of us had the touch of the tar-brush, just me and another, older, man.”
“Especially Mr Henriques, whose skin spoke of the tar-brush, protested with oaths against the insult.”
“We should have been ashamed to let him smell about us the tar-brush of a sense of property, to let him think we looked on him as an asset to earn us pelf or glory.”
“Douglass was one of those mulattos who are more white than black; but for the wiry hair he might have been Spanish or Italian, and I found myself reflecting yet again on the oddity that the smallest visible touch of the tar-brush in a white man makes him "black", but a trace of European in a negro don't make him "white".”
“That the white and the black blood occasionally mixed in Jamaica goes without saying, and the word “Creole” is often incorrectly used for Mulatto, Quadroon, or a person having a strain of Negro blood, a dash of the tar-brush.”
“The North is for freedom of discussion, the South represses freedom of discussion with the tar-brush and the pine fagot.”
“Let's go and see what tar-brush was talking to the interpreter about," suggested Buck, and they went at once and found the man, who had returned to his post on the platform.”
“Coomber dropped the tar-brush he was using, and a spasm of pain crossed his face.”
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