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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Director of Photography is Boa Simon (Summer Campbell) and Costume Designer is Shannon Arrant of Tatterdemalion Shoes.
This tedious, tatterdemalion philosophy is exactly what one would expect from a man so utterly lacking in imagination.
Between 1897 and 1900, Cole, in whiteface makeup, acted the part of a tatterdemalion with props, including a live dog named Bo and a rubber chicken suitable for waving during the final reprise of the concluding song, "All I Wants Is My Chickens." It is difficult to imagine anything other than buffoonery at this point, yet evidently more was heard by audiences.
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.
Dressed in rags himself, he's the guardian of the "ragged" of the earth--lyrically described as "the Tatterdemalion of the Oppressed." In this respect, Ragman fits securely within the Jewish tradition's moral exhortation that all Jews work for tikkun olam--"the repair and transformation of the world" (an apt credo, actually, for a superhero).
His appearance attracted Frank's notice as presenting a marked contrast to the tatterdemalion crowd around him.
The sneakers belonged to Belber, who completed his grunge-era, tatterdemalion look, like a woebegone member of Soundgarden, with a threadbare flannel shirt and aggressively baggy cargo pants.
In addition, the book contains carefully crafted prose whichevery now and then lobs a bit of vocabulary at you that momentarily strips you of any pretense you have to English literacy--words like "tatterdemalion" (one in tattered clothes, a ragamuffin).
"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." (January 5, 1907)
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.
The ten- and fifteen-story tower blocks are adorned in an improbable and tatterdemalion layer of colorful laundry hanging from external drying racks or barred windows.
He cannot have known, however, that after his May 1894 arrest at the White House Jacob Coxey assembled his tatterdemalion "Army" on the Capital steps and invoked the same Constitutional rights of peaceable assembly and petition for redress of grievances as would Selma's civil rights marchers decades later.
In the haphazard tatterdemalion surroundings of sheds and abandoned industrial buildings, the new centre stands out as an organized oasis.
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.