But tumbledown is worth sticking with, though, and it blossoms in surprising ways.
Near the beach we came upon a group of tumbledown shanties, remnants of the seat of government.
As he spoke he mounted a flight of steps to a tumbledown veranda.
In the tumbledown walls I could see loopholes large enough for a giant to creep through.
Carmena reined in to jerk her thumb at a tumbledown brush hut.
The tumbledown of hills and dales is very pretty here, and the deep red of the earth, and the whitewashed and thatched cottages.
She noticed a small, tumbledown cottage which stood at the edge of a ravine.
Crossing the field, the pair approached the tumbledown building from the side away from the house.
The family live in a tumbledown house at the edge of the city.
They live mostly in tumbledown shacks not far from the mill.