But Decarnin's tattered jeans and T-shirts were equally as expensive—think $1,000 for an artfully torn tank top.
In the months ahead, repairing that tattered sense of trust may prove to be even tougher than the fight against the Taliban.
Now, instead of tending grimly to her husband's tattered image, Elin is weighing a massive payout and, presumably, other offers.
Among them was that treasured autograph book, still wrapped in its original, tattered, black paper cover.
They have the tattoos, the face paint, and the tattered clothes, and they hold the door for people and say “thank you.”
The swarms of children were of the gutter, shoeless, tattered, and filthy.
The lad had never previously worn anything but a tattered blouse.
The black cat clung to her tattered jacket, his wizard-eyes shining green, as Screech Owl passed under the gas-lamps.
Everything we had was tattered and torn; and had to be patched and repaired somehow.
What had brought the leader back was the look of heartrending yearning in the gray eyes of a tattered little boy.
mid-14c., "clad in slashed garments," from Old Norse toturr "rag," cognate with Old English tættec, tætteca "rag, tatter," Low German tater "tatter." The noun is attested from c.1400.