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Word: ramshackle

Definition: (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart


Sentences Containing 'ramshackle'

As a result of the interrogations Granovsky was fired, and in October 1938 his family moved from the apartment building to a room in a ramshackle house.
As they spread throughout the area, swarming through a missionary group's campsite and infecting everyone in their path, Philip and Youngman join forces with Anne Dillon, a young white medical student who runs a ramshackle clinic on the reservation and is in love with Youngman, to track the bats to their lair and destroy them.
In 1944, Pitts tackled Broadway, making her debut in the mystery, "Ramshackle Inn".
In the 1950s, the ruins of a splendid ornamental lake with a multi-arched bridge (at ) and balustrade were still visible in the woodland at the foot of the hill in "Parker's Field" (situated between Grafton Road and Old Malden Lane, and behind the still rather ramshackle stables in Grafton Road).
Next came a comic western, "The Missouri Breaks" (1976), a ramshackle, eccentric story of a horse thief (Jack Nicholson) facing off with an eccentric bounty hunter (played by Marlon Brando).
The asking price on the sign goes down with each additional decay, until the house is ramshackle and the asking price is "Or what have you?".
The remote site contained ramshackle huts and tents, along with boats used by insurgents to cross the lake.

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