from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Tartarus; hellish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Tartarus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus


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  • For it could not have been alone the privation, the infinite toil, the unending suspense in constant menace of death that assaulted their courage; these they had looked for; it was rather the unlifted gloom of those tartarean depths, the unspeakable horrors of an endless valley of the shadow of death, in which every step was irrevocable ....

    The Life Radiant

  • These tartarean fumes, these dreadful forebodings, these heart-rending sights, and above all, my horrid dreams, I cannot endure them.

    Select Temperance Tracts

  • The waxwings and cedar birds carry seeds of our tartarean honeysuckles, purple barberries and many other kinds four miles distant, where we see them spring up on the lake shore, where these birds fly in flocks to feed on the juniper berries.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889

  • Rufinus is a power of darkness, whose tartarean wickedness surpasses even the wickedness of the Furies of hell; Stilicho is an angel of light.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03

  • This said, the tartarean impostor and his companions at once vanished with a great tumult, leaving behind them

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    Rational Review

  • The optimists who are depending upon the "conservatism" of the American people to maintain intact our political and industrial systems; who proclaim that the present too apparent spirit of unrest is but the ephemeral effect of a few professional agitators, are of the same myopic brood as those French aristocrats who declared that all was well until the crust over the tartarean fires -- steadily eaten away from beneath, steadily hammered upon from above -- gave way with a crash like the crack of doom and that fair land was transformed as if by infernal magic into a high-flaming vortex of chaos, engulfing all forms and formulas, threatening the civilization of a world.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Brückmann possessed; and in the vicinity where he now found himself, there was a supply of objects fitted to animate the strongest sentiments of his being, and scenes and associations that were congenial with his inclinations; — forests of oak and beech, fir and pine; every kind and conformation of rock; birds of all descriptions; cloud-piercing hills, unfathomable chasms; lakes embosomed in mountains; waterfalls; mines and smelting-houses, with the weird and tartarean look of the workmen and their operations; gorgeous sunsets; dense and fantastic fogs; perennial snows: points of local and traditionary interest; the


  • The telescope of the astronomer resolves the star-dust of the universe into refulgent systems that glorify their Maker; -- the telescope of the moralist resolves the tartarean acme of slavery into all the impieties and wickedness that deform humanity. "

    Narrative of events in the life of William Green : (formerly a slave) : written by himself,


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