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thatch

 (thăch)
n.
1. Plant stalks or foliage, such as reeds or palm fronds, used for roofing.
2. Something, such as a thick growth of hair on the head, that resembles thatch.
3. Dead turf, as on a lawn.
tr.v. thatched, thatch·ing, thatch·es
To cover with or as if with thatch.

[Middle English thacche, alteration (influenced by thecchen, thacchen, to thatch, from Old English theccan, to cover) of thak, from Old English thæc; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

thatch′er n.
thatch′y adj.

thatching

(ˈθætʃɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) the skill or activity of making roofs from straw or reeds
2. (Building) straw or reeds used to make a roof
Translations

thatching

[ˈθætʃɪŋ] N (= material) → paja f (para techar); (= activity) → empajado m de tejados

thatching

n ? thatch N a (= act, skill)Stroh-/Reetdachdecken nt; (= roofing)Stroh-/Reetdach nt
References in classic literature ?
The community of fowls to which Tess had been appointed as supervisor, purveyor, nurse, surgeon, and friend, made its headquarters in an old thatched cottage standing in an enclosure that had once been a garden, but was now a trampled and sanded square.
Will Scarlet was especially delighted to greet again his old time friend, while Allan-a-Dale and his good wife bustled about to make her welcome in their tiny thatched cottage.
On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage.
So he came to the highroad and to where a little thatched cottage stood back of a cluster of twisted crab trees, with flowers in front of it.
On the side of the Green that led towards the church, the broken line of thatched cottages was continued nearly to the churchyard gate; but on the opposite northwestern side, there was nothing to obstruct the view of gently swelling meadow, and wooded valley, and dark masses of distant hill.
The land is hilly, but not mountainous, and is covered by one great forest, except where a few green patches have been cleared round the thatched cottages.
Queue-en-Brie was a very insipid place to stay at then, a village of farriers, and cow-girls with chapped hands, a long line of poor dwellings and thatched cottages, which borders the grand road on both sides for half a league; a tail (queue), in short, as its name imports.
In 1958 Golding and his wife Ann, flush with the cash from his literary success, bought a thatched cottage near Salisbury where they remained until 1985 - selling it that year for PS120,000 and moving to a Georgian mansion in Cornwall.
Take the snow road Reader Kim Proven took this snap of the wintery scene at the thatched cottage on the A85 through Lochearnhead
The pretty, 300-yearold thatched cottage comes with low-beamed ceilings, three bathrooms, three reception rooms, a swimming pool and planning permission to build a pool house.
A FORMER champion cyclist and cycle shop owner from Birmingham has died in a fire at his thatched cottage in France.
Sleeping six, this picture-postcard thatched cottage is PS618 for the week through West Country Cottages.