tatterdemalion


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Synonyms for tatterdemalion

a person wearing ragged or tattered clothing

torn into or marked by shreds or tatters

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a dirty shabbily clothed urchin

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worn to shreds

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com for providing the location, Shanahan Printing for donating marketing materials and Tatterdemalion Shoes for costumes.
We follow his working method, from a conceptualized drawing on the wall to seeing the elegant sculptural vessel emerge from a somewhat tatterdemalion electric kiln.
19) Shapiro also praised MacNeice's poetic technique: 'one cannot overestimate his gift for character, for aside, for subtlety of tone, and for a masterly control of the tatterdemalion idiom of the 20th century'.
The tatterdemalion with bleared eyes and swollen features, reeling from a grog shop, is an angel compared with the licentious old libertine ogling with libidinous looks every female passer by and conspiring to secure new excitement for a jaded virility.
The earliest work in the exhibition, it distills two important strands of Conner's aesthetic--a talent for infusing even the most tatterdemalion salvage with delicacy, and an oddball feel for structure whereby an assortment of apparently random elements somehow appear to function as a deliberate system.
Importantly, however, Huck is not simply a tatterdemalion, and his is certainly not the well-known Odyssean motivation to sport threadbare clothes of an old man as part of a specific goal-oriented design.
In the haphazard tatterdemalion surroundings of sheds and abandoned industrial buildings, the new centre stands out as an organized oasis.
But for comic relief, for the unerring instinct the office-holder, whoever he may be, possesses for making an ass of himself, for clownish turns on a tatterdemalion set, for jamming the cross-gartered foot down his own throat--all this is wonderful to behold.
Morris Townsend is in the novel both a clever, self-confident fop and a tatterdemalion, a clever intriguer, extraordinarily interested in his potential father-in-law's cellar.
His chief macher, Ted Stein banjaxed the airport's vigorish schmear, leaving Hahn tatterdemalion and his campaign shambollicked.
According to Luigi Riccoboni's Histoire du theatre italien (1723) quoted by all modern researchers since Ducharte, the relationship between the ancient and modern figures is proven by the latter's tatterdemalion costume; see Richards and Richards, The Commedia dell'Arte, 19.
For if Rumor is "a liar," "a mendacious tatterdemalion," through her stories she keeps "covenant with her people.
They began with a tatterdemalion parade of musicians and baton twirlers down the aisle and onto the stage.
The attribution of authorship to a compilation of Glosses, let alone to individual Glosses, is notoriously difficult, for all Glossaries are in truth a tatterdemalion of voices, an interweaving of authoritative texts with the interpretations of individuals and whole schools.