Definitions

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  • adj. Not thatched.

Etymologies

un- +‎ thatched (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Far around there spreads a waste of bleak and totally inhospitable country; where, here and there at great intervals, one may come upon the ruins of some long desolate cottage — unthatched and stark.

    The House on the Borderland

  • ‘My lord, I was never so glad to go; for the hay must be in, and the ricks unthatched, and none of them can make spars like me, and two men to twist every hay-rope, and mother thinking it all right, and listening right and left to lies, and cheated at every pig she kills, and even the skins of the sheep to go —’

    Lorna Doone

  • "But it is growing late, and the stable is still unthatched!" cried the prince, suddenly remembering his task as soon as his appetite was satisfied.

    Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore

  • Next moment there was a shock; he was flung headlong forward, and found himself sprawling half suffocated on a damp yielding mass, which, when he had recovered his wits, he knew to be the unthatched top of a hayrick.

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • And in no village ever after were the lands unplowed and the fields unsown, the cloth unspun and the coats not made, the roofs unthatched and the apple-trees unplanted.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

  • Now he sat silent while these youngsters with their unthatched lips -- born, most of them, after he reached middle age -- babbled the jargon of their trade.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm His Plight and other Plights

  • Far around there spreads a waste of bleak and totally inhospitable country; where, here and there at great intervals, one may come upon the ruins of some long desolate cottage -- unthatched and stark.

    The House on the Borderland: Chapter 1

  • It happened at the end of the hay-harvest, and the two were leaning over a gate discussing the yet unthatched rick.

    The Ship of Stars

  • Bishop; and Claudius Kewley, the farmer, that he had three fields of barley still uncut and a stack of oats unthatched.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • By half-past nine o'clock, when Ida came down to breakfast, the gale had utterly gone, though its footprints were visible enough in shattered trees, unthatched stacks, and ivy torn in knotty sheets from the old walls it clothed.

    Colonel Quaritch, V.C. A Tale of Country Life

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