Definition of Betattered
1. betatter [v] - See also: betatter
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Literary usage of Betattered
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"T. 3748, 8037. BET ALK. To tell ; to count ; to give an account. Drayton. betattered. Dressed in ragged clothes. ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"Such is the title of a much betattered ' littel boke,' profusely and not coar?ely illustrated, considering that the work was ' imprinted in London ' more ..."
3. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1841)
"... he lived a tinker by trade, and used his feats as a trade by the by; he lived, as I was informed, alwayes betattered, and died, for ought I could ..."
4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1905)
"... but full well I knew it; and the figure, betattered, but the one I had so often admired. Conviction sent a cold shock to my brain. ..."