Definition of Tumble-down
1. Adjective. In deplorable condition. "A tumble-down shack"
Similar to: Damaged
Derivative terms: Tatterdemalion
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumble-down
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Literary usage of Tumble-down
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."