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Overhanging his outer compound wall were the only two remaining shade trees in the citadel, one a dying oak, the other a mulberry tree, and within the compound was a tatterdemalion garden, where a scrawny pomegranate tree drooped with heavy fruit.
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Origin and Etymology of tatterdemalion
First Known Use: 1608See Words from the same year
Examples of tatterdemalion in a Sentence
one of those tatterdemalion towns of the rust belt where the factories closed down decades ago
First Known Use of tatterdemalion
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