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Though most of the Spaniards survived the attack, they retreated west, the expedition in tatters.
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Pong becomes a hero to Tiller, who is running, perhaps, from the sad tatters of his family life, which has been defined by his mother’s inexplicable and abrupt abandonment of him and his father.
CHANG-RAE LEE’S ‘MY YEAR ABROAD,’ IS A SWEEPING, TWISTY TALE OF LOVE, FAMILY AND HOPEFRANCES CHAFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
More often than not, James has been able to turn the corner on Robinson or Herro and get downhill with zero bodies in his path, time his own pull-up three or even split the defense and leave it in tatters.
THE HEAT TOOK A PAGE FROM THE LAKERS’ PLAYBOOKMICHAEL PINAOCTOBER 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They were weary, ragged, lean—seven very tatter-demalions—and the front man led them, tapping the ground with a long stick.
KING--OF THE KHYBER RIFLESTALBOT MUNDY
Only here and there toward its lower rim a tatter in it revealed the giant's rugged brown muscle of volcanic rock.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
You go round by Tatter Brook, says he, an climb the hill from behind.
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELFNORMAN DUNCAN
Now quite unexpectedly we saw the "tatter of scarlet" from a new angle.
A TATTER OF SCARLETS. R. CROCKETT
A lump of beeswax, with a tatter of an old handkerchief run through it, makes a candle on an emergency.
THE ART OF TRAVELFRANCIS GALTON
A whole garment had been given her instead of the tatter of rags in which she had returned to the little Indian pueblo.
THE TREASURE TRAILMARAH ELLIS RYAN
Had the troopers still been there, they could have made short work of these tatter-demalions.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TATTER

  • cutting
  • fraying
  • frazzling
  • making ragged
  • reducing
  • shaving
  • slivering
  • stripping
  • tattering
  • tearing
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