The other company, the tatterdemalions of the town, was called "the flood-wood."
On the criminal side it resembles hell's tatterdemalions let loose.
He speaks of them as "a set of tatterdemalions, almost naked, with fierce looks."
They were tatterdemalions in appearance, but heroes at heart.
Time advanced; one by one the army of tatterdemalions crawled away, God alone knew ...