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- adj. Set in a tumbling motion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tumbling condition.
It was furnished with many tables and chairs, all broken and atumble, and centered on a large U-shaped counter that was covered with dust and bits of glass.
But she stood there with her arms wrapped tightly around herself, her dark hair atumble and shadows accentuating her pale, perfectly sculpted face.
In an in - stant the glade was atumble with clawing, spitting cats, swatting at one another, sidling and rearing, grappling and rolling.
She stood a while, her thoughts atumble, before she found her way to the kitchen.
He rose to his feet and turned away, his thoughts atumble, a pang of parental pity gnawing at his heart; then he wheeled and faced her, asking, with a break in his husky voice:
Her makeup was harsh, her hair atumble, but it was those eyes that caught and held Abby’s attention.
And she couldn’t stand there in the hallway all morning, in a dress she had obviously slept in, with her hair all atumble.