Their faces were browned by the sun; their hands were hard and gnarly; their backs were bent by much heavy lifting; their clothing was in tatters.
It tears very easily so that you awake with a few sad tatters around your feet.
Oxfam 's reputation in tatters - all for a meager £ 100,000.
Years back I wore tatters, Now silk stockings, mi friend !
This infighting climaxed in 1983 with an all-out boardroom brawl that left a family member unconscious and the company in tatters.