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It was written in 1940 by Woody Guthrie, allegedly in a shabby hotel room just outside of Times Square—not on the 6, but close enough.
A friend sees Etta in a bookstore, in her shabby daily costume — a “wrinkled old evening gown” and sneakers.
More and more often, I settle into a shabby, cat-clawed wing chair with the day’s newspapers and periodically snort “Harrumph!”
Ever since I encountered the stunning Tepotztli tools, I’ve been side-eying my shabby cocktail set, quietly suppressing the urge to throw my old tools in the trash and order my dream set.
Neither is too shabby, considering how porous some other, more experienced clubs have been.
The English have too much pride to be tricky or shabby, even in the essentially corrupting relation of buyer and seller.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The farmer stooped down, and raised the shabby bonnet from the face of the woman to examine her more carefully.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
He turned into an alley, down which, nautically speaking, he rolled into a shabby little court.
She still wore the shabby lace and the artificial bunch of violets on the side of her head.
I am sure there is nothing lower, or more mean and shabby, than getting places and praise a fellow does not deserve.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE

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