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Though most of the Spaniards survived the attack, they retreated west, the expedition in tatters.Centuries-old tools reveal how the Chikasha people fought off conquistadors|Sara Chodosh|July 12, 2021|Popular-Science
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 hope|Frances Cha|February 18, 2021|Washington 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.
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 Rifles|Talbot Mundy
Only here and there toward its lower rim a tatter in it revealed the giant's rugged brown muscle of volcanic rock.
You go round by Tatter Brook, says he, an climb the hill from behind.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
Now quite unexpectedly we saw the "tatter of scarlet" from a new angle.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. 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 Travel|Francis Galton
British Dictionary definitions for tatter
- torn to pieces; in shreds
- destroyed or ruined