tumbledown


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tum·ble·down

 (tŭm′bəl-doun′)
adj.
Being in such bad repair as to seem in danger of collapsing; very dilapidated or rickety: a tumbledown shack.

tumbledown

(ˈtʌmbəlˌdaʊn)
adj
falling to pieces; dilapidated; crumbling
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tumbledown

tumbledown

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tumbledown

[ˈtʌmbldaʊn] ADJ [building, shack] → ruinoso, desvencijado

tumbledown

[ˈtʌmbəldaʊn] adj [house, cottage] → délabré(e)tumble-dry [ˌtʌmbəlˈdraɪ] vtfaire sécher dans le sèche-lingetumble dryer tumble drier nsèche-linge m

tumbledown

[ˈtʌmblˌdaʊn] adjcadente, diroccato/a
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About a mile away, on the other side of this neck of woods, wherein Robin had been trapped, was a little tumbledown cottage.
The great buildings round the hollow yard were as dreary and tumbledown as ever, but over the old garden-wall the straggling rose-bushes were beginning to toss their summer weight, and the gray wood and old bricks of the house, on its higher level, had a look of sleepy age in the broad afternoon sunlight, that suited the quiescent time.
For all I know, this picture may still adorn the parlour of the tumbledown little house somewhere near the Quai de la Joliette, and I suppose it could now be sold for fifteen hundred pounds.
I came upon a small clearing and a tumbledown cabin.
The buildings of 324 middle schools, 214 secondary schools and 31 higher secondary schools were also in tumbledown state.
Maudie is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity, celebrating the endurance of one indefatigable human spirit in a cold, tumbledown shack at the mercy of the elements.
Maudie is an inspirational story of triumph against adversity, celebrating the endurance of one indefatigable human spirit in a cold, tumbledown shack at the mercy of the elements.
Filmed on location in Ireland and Newfoundland, Maudie is an inspirational story of triumph against adversity, celebrating the endurance of one indefatigable human spirit in a cold, tumbledown shack at the mercy of the elements.
Two-third part of the tower had already collapsed to the ground while the remaining portion's condition had become tumbledown,' he observed.
Playing out among the fens and flatlands of Norfolk, we meet a father and son living in a tumbledown cottage.
Mr Graham served with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards and was involved in the battle of Tumbledown during the Falklands War.
His life becomes very changed when a family buys his tumbledown home and renovates it to live in.