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

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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.
"My first hairy moment was the Tumbledown Rails, a pair of jumps made out of large logs, an upright and a spread, I knew the distance between the jumps wouldn't suit Solo, he got close to the upright making the distance between them even longer, I pushed and he responded, took off and left me well behind.
And he said two critical factors had motivated the board to push ahead with the project: the tumbledown condition of the present wooden and corrugated iron buildings which were inadequate and had far outlived their useful life, and the sharp increase in the elderly population of the district - between 1978 and 1991 it was said there would be 30 per cent more people over the age of 65, and 50 per cent more over 75.
Despite receiving billions of rupees in development fund, the provincial capital gives the look of a tumbledown city,' the Quetta administrator said.
Addressing a news conference on Thursday Ghulam Farooq Langove said, despite receiving billions of rupees against development fund, Quetta has been turned into tumbledown city pledged full cooperation for previous corruption in Metropolitan, "To make sure cleanliness in the city we are going to functional Solid West Management System in the provincial capital while we have hired consultant to revive failed sewerage system in Quetta.
Mohammad Akram's heroic innings of 204 runs tumbledown Multan in a do-or-die match to qualify for the final.
They urged UNESCO to help in restoring the tumbledown bridge which can cause serious emergency any time.
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.