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  • v. Present participle of tar.


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  • But while Bush's policy shifts have been numerous and notable, Democrats haven't succeeded yet in tarring him as a flip flopper, said American University political scientist James Thurber.

    September 2004

  • I do dislike the idea of tarring and feathering Barack Obama for every little thing he does, but this is somewhat embarrassing etiquette for a President of the United States.

    2009 April 04 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Among the different inflictions purposed, none seemed to please them better, than the idea of tarring and feathering him, all which I would gladly have seen him endure, but the worst of it was, after all, the general was not in their power.

    Pattie's Personal Narrative, 1824--1830

  • Outspoken supporters of the king were threatened with public humiliation such as tarring and feathering or physical attack.

    History of American Women

  • No "tarring" in this report, where the Liberal questions were framed this way: Meanwhile the Liberals, convinced that the business activities of Guergis 'husband, former MP Rahim Jaffer, are tied to her trouble, used their time in question period Monday to document several meetings Jaffer had with senior cabinet ministers.


  • If there's any "tarring" in this saga, it's of Parliament by the Conservatives at issue.


  • Liam Byrne, chief secretary to the Treasury, accused the Tory leader of "tarring" the people of Doncaster by politicising the case.

    The Latest From

  • The food industry of today and the tobacco industry share strategies such as tarring opponents as "fascists," distorting science and insisting that they do not promote overuse of their products, argue Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, and Kenneth Warner, dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.


  • With respect Mac, "tarring" doesn't come into it; as I never suggested that they all agreed with the practice of having to pay for private medical insurance - I just said, which still holds true, that they've all been conditioned into thinking that their system is the only option which exists and is available to them; as they've never known anything different, in terms of an operational model of healthcare - whereas we in he UK (along with just about every other developed nation in the Western world) have had NHS and/or NHS-type universal, free-at-the-point-of-need healthcare models running since the late 1940s.

    Army Rumour Service

  • "The Dining Room," for example, quickly moves from home-base to the practice of tarring and feathering, the opium and tea trades, and the massacre of women and children in the 1857 Sepoy Rebellion in India, before circling back to the dinner table and the question of why anyone would need a fish knife, ever.

    Brass Beds and Broomsticks


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