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Puerto Rico’s ailing electric grid was already in a shambles before hurricane season arrived.
Once the piling snapped, the boat began bashing against the docks, smashing the finger dock along its port side to a shambles.
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Origin and Etymology of shambles
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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