from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Bundles of hay or straw used to make a roof.
- v. Present participle of thatch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.
- n. The materials used for this purpose; thatch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of applying thatch, as to a roof.
- n. The fibrous material of which thatch is composed, as straw.
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The thatching is begun at the apex of the roof on boards and worked towards the bottom.
Where could one find a machine to tie or bind straws / reeds used for "thatching" roofs on heritage preserved buildings in Ireland.
Slough grass was used as thatching, sweetgrass and sage were burned in ceremonial rituals.
Some were sent into the woods to cut timber for house-beams, others to cutting cane-grass for thatching, and forty of them lifted a whale-boat above their heads and carried it down to the sea.
She's petite, button-nosed, doe-eyed, with a boyish thatching of short hair flopped over her forehead.
It used to be a vital part of the woodland economy, coppiced to make baskets and hurdles, thatching spars and sticks, charcoal and fagots.
Recently, we have witnessed a powerful custom to adorn one's sukkah with images of tragic dwelling places throughout our country and in the developing world: FEMA trailers, African huts of wood and thatching, flimsy tents, dilapidated shacks and even small cars that have become makeshift homes.
The event will include workshops with trades people on brick masonry, roof thatching, drywall work, surveying, woodworking and plastering; and children's activities.
£SDMr Barker for attendance on my Mother420To Mr Austin for mending clay, whitewashing, and work done to the well, and materials150Do — To straw and thatching two sheds at the Back of primises — 280Do — For well Curble 050____________700Or, properly speaking, for the House only3180I cannot in my conscience ask the widow of my Brother to pay Rent.
Most go to make spars for thatching now that there is no call for wooden sheep hurdles.