unthatch

unthatch

(ʌnˈθætʃ)
vb (tr)
(Building) to remove the thatch from (a house)
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An unthatched half reveals it has been added to during its long lifetime, although this wing too was built of brick and timber.
The cottage is unthatched, says Tolle, because many families had to tear off the roof of their house to prove themselves destitute, again to qualify for relief.