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See definition of tartans on Dictionary.com
  • as inpatchwork
  • as incheck

synonyms for tartans

  • jumble
  • mishmash
  • plaid
  • tartan
  • check
  • confusion
  • disorder
  • hash
  • medley
  • miscellany
  • muddle
  • pastiche
  • salad
  • salmagundi
  • stew
  • olio
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antonyms for tartans

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  • calm
  • method
  • order
  • organization
  • system
  • help
  • allowance
  • permission
  • liberation
  • indulgence
  • assistance
  • aid
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How to use tartans in a sentence

And now a shopkeeper has filled his window with royal Stuart tartans, and I am instantly a Jacobite.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Then back again they swung, and this time it was to the "Cock of the North," that their tartans swayed and their bonnets nodded.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
The ancient Highland tartans were dyed with bark of alder for black, bark of willow for flesh colour.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
"There she goes," sneered an Englishman, as a Highlander marched past in his tartans at a fair.
SCOTCH WIT AND HUMORW. H. (WALTER HENRY) HOWE
But the tartans waved and the bagpipes shrilled in vain, and the Blue Bonnets did not go over the Border.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN THE BORDERANDREW LANG
Then this figure-head-surgeon gave him another nose, and touched up one eye, and repaired a rent in his tartans.
REDBURN. HIS FIRST VOYAGEHERMAN MELVILLE
So with those curious tartans to which the Scottish highlanders are—er—addicted.
MAJOR VIGOUREUXA. T. QUILLER-COUCH
A thousand kilted Maories dotted the green landscape with patches of brilliant tartans and scarlet cloth.
GREATER BRITAINCHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE
A perfectly natural reaction appeared to urge the ci-devant mourners to robe themselves in lively checks and tartans.
A VERSAILLES CHRISTMAS-TIDEMARY STUART BOYD
Tartans—The full Highland dress, made of the chequered stuff so termed.
MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER VOLUME III (OF 3)WALTER SCOTT
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