1. shambles, ( used with a singular or plural verb )
a. a slaughterhouse.
b. any place of carnage.
c. any scene of destruction.
d. any scene, place, or thing in disorder.
2. British Dialect . a butcher's shop or stall.
–verb (used without object)
1. to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
2. a shambling gait.
The shambling cat
Easing on to her prey
Aiming at mayhem, mischief,