Definition of Tumble-down

1. Adjective. In deplorable condition. "A tumble-down shack"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumble-down

tullian
tullibee
tullibees
tulpa
tulpas
tulwar
tulwars
tum
tum-tum
tum-tums
tum tum
tum tums
tumbao
tumbaos
tumble-down (current term)
tumble-dry
tumble-dryer
tumble down
tumble drier
tumble driers
tumble dry
tumble dryer
tumble dryers
tumble to
tumblebug
tumblebugs

Literary usage of Tumble-down

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1858)
"... and again descend in every variety of Gothic fantasy—now form a high, long wall, dense, impenetrable ; then tumble down in a cascade of green leaves, ..."

2. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"... Windows of the Poor — Flowers and Plants in Tumble-Down Houses and Tenement Rookeries — Distributing Flowers Among the Sick — Flowers in Hospitals — The ..."

3. Eighteen Capitals of China by William Edgar Geil (1911)
"THE tumble-down TOWN Kaifeng is a has-been. It produces a worse impression than the wretched quarters of Constantinople. It has no streets, only broad, ..."

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