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  • noun Plural form of thatching.


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  • We were afraid to build a fire inside lest the straw thatchings would catch lire, and so we huddled together in the corner, rolled up tightly in our blankets.

    The Scientific American Boy The Camp at Willow Clump Island

  • In winter they seemed to crouch beneath a sweeping wind -- and the grass thatchings would have been whirled away if they had not been kept in position by ropes that were weighted with stones.

    The Tragic Bride

  • The houses were of poles set upright, with thick thatchings of palms, in yards completely filled with fruit trees, and garden beds of spinach, lettuce, and onions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The thatchings are thick, and project far beyond the walls; they are of palm, and neatly cut at the edges; a cresting, thin, but evenly placed and firmly pegged down, projects over the ridge, down either slope, and its edges form the only break in the smooth surface.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • The houses were of poles set upright, with thick thatchings of palms.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • The house was encrusted with heavy thatchings, which dropped between the upper windows; the front, upon which the moonbeams directly played, had originally been white; but a huge pyracanth now darkened the greater portion.

    The Return of the Native


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