Thursday, December 23, 2010

Word of the month: Tatterdemalion

Raggamuffin.
A person wearing ragged cloathing. From tatter, to torn into shreds, and demalion, of uncertain origin.
"Florry Talbot, a blond feeble goosefat whore in a tatterdemalion gown of mildewed strawberry, lolls spreadeagle in the sofa corner, her limp forearm pendent over the bolster, listening” - James Joyce, Ulysses
There, my little mabinogs, now you know.

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