Now quite unexpectedly we saw the "tatter of scarlet" from a new angle.
It had gone; no trace was left, not a tatter of cloth, not a spot of blood, nothing.
A whole garment had been given her instead of the tatter of rags in which she had returned to the little Indian pueblo.
You go round by tatter Brook, says he, an climb the hill from behind.
In comes the cock that made the cock-y-leekie, boiled down in his tough antiquity to a tatter.
But, search as one will, not a crust or a tatter turns up in her history!
In the little brass bowl lay a blood-stained fragment of grayish hair attached to a tatter of skin.
She wished to discover what remnant, tatter or shred of her early faith still clung about her.
As stated above, I think that I could recognize the umbilical cord attached to a tatter of the skin.
Whether it was the red flag that floated at the top or the thing itself he sought to tatter is uncertain.
mid-14c., "clad in slashed garments," from Old Norse toturr "rag," cognate with Old English tættec, tætteca "rag, tatter," Low German tater "tatter." The noun is attested from c.1400.