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 how, God alone knew where.
And again Revolution, on the heels of the fugitives, poured into the old palace and filled it with its tatterdemalions.
The men staggered or lay prone, either as gigantic silhouettes or as tatterdemalions painted by the light.
I believe no nation ever saw such a set of tatterdemalions (ragged fellows).
The train arrived two hoursPg 193 late and stood, ready to go out, guarded by tatterdemalions with guns.
But the only army he found consisted of about thirty tatterdemalions, mounting guard with umbrellas for fear of the sun.