Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of thatch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thatch.

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Examples

  • Thick impenetrable thatches and fallen trees and briars.

    So Much Pretty

  • When we came, past the hoiau "(temple)," to where the Great Kamehameha used to haul out his brigs and schooners, I saw, under the canoe-sheds, that the mat-thatches of Kahekili's great double canoe had been taken off, and that even then, at low tide, many men were launching it down across the sand into the water.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • And there's clearly no shortage of bike co-op members willing to expose their pubic thatches, either.

    It's BSNYC! It's Friday! It's Fun! It's a Qüiz! (Now with gratuitous umlaut.)

  • Keith Richards, dissolute even then, had huge thatches of his hair seemingly sheared from his head.

    . . . And in a Later, Long-Lost Film

  • I trod water, looking about me: in the next two barges the thatches were alight as well, and people were screaming and tumbling into the water - I saw one woman jumping with a baby in her arms: I believe it was the one who had cuffed the little boy for laughing at the elephant's dung.

    Fiancée

  • There is no hostility in the dark-eyed gazes under thatches of jet-black hair as you pass by them to walk inside a restaurant or hotel.

    I am in Kabul, Afghanistan, Report I

  • Their nests are great bleached thatches built up over years, each merging into another, all held together with string and other irresistible rubbish the birds have collected at sea.

    A Year on the Wing

  • For 25 years, I had the thatches groomed, but never hid anything with a combover.

    Why men shave their heads.

  • Patches of dry earth were visible between the thatches of brown grass, and a large coconut tree offered the only shade.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • The sun had come out, but we had a few downpours it is a jungle but were able to find shelter under thatches and in some corners of temples.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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