- s unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
a tottery old man
- Less pointed, but clear, was the rebuke administered to Ambassador to France William Christian Bullitt, who returned last month with words of comfort for the tottery Ptain .
- Up pop two tottery man-sized heads.
- Another Balkan monarch, Bulgaria's seven-year-old King Simeon II, may also owe his tottery throne to the Soviet Union.