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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 ?
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.
Blake wrote the words to the hymn Jerusalem at the Grade II*-listed thatched cottage where he lived from 1800 to 1803 in Felpham, near Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
Built in 1925 as a farmhouse, it has been lived in for the last 30 years by a couple who are thatched cottage enthusiasts and who have lovingly restored it.
Sleeping six, this picture-postcard thatched cottage is PS618 for the week through West Country Cottages.
After the Restoration of the Monarchy the thatched cottage was replaced with a purpose-built toll booth slightly to the south, the original now renovated building we know.
A PENSIONER whose thatched cottage was destroyed during a series of arson attacks has described her relief that noone was injured.
John Knott, 71, worried about wife Anne's Alzheimer's disease and feared plans for a travellers' camp near their isolated PS360,000 thatched cottage, it was revealed yesterday.