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- A vast region of eastern Europe and northern Asia controlled by the Mongols in the 1200s and 1300s. It extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean under the rule of Genghis Khan.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Tartarus.
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- noun obsolete Tartarus.
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- proper noun archaic The Eurasian Steppe.
- proper noun Obsolete form of
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- noun the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
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The harvest has failed in Tartary, and you know that the state of foreign harvests affects our prices much more than that of our own.
The rhubarb brought into Siberia grows wild in Chinese Tartary, especially in the province Gansun, on hills, heaths, and meadows, and is generally gathered in summer from plants of six years of age.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
How different would yours have been had the chance of birth placed you in Tartary or India!
The disgrace was expiated by a more noble alliance with a princess of China; and the decisive battle which almost extirpated the nation of the Geougen, established in Tartary the new and more powerful empire of the Turks.
[Page 107] 3 Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China, by M.
The Jesuits Gerbillon and Verbiest followed the emperor Khamhi when he hunted in Tartary, Duhalde, Description de la Chine, tom.iv. p. 81, 290, &c., folio edit.)
He was a native of Kesh, a small town fifty miles south of Samarkand, the capital of Bokhara, which was known as Tartary in those days.
Position and climate create habits; and, since the country is called Tartary, I shall call them Tartar habits, and the populations which have inhabited it and exhibited them, Tartars, for convenience-sake, whatever be their family descent.
Crossing the great steppes of eastern "Tartary," "like the rolling sea to look at," Rubruquis at last reached the Mongol headquarters at
Certain sailors, on a voyage from the Azores to Ireland, had caught glimpses of land on the west, and believed it to be the coast of "Tartary;" etc., etc. See _Vita dell 'Ammiraglio_, cap. ix.