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


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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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