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  • adj. Made of thatch

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of thatch; resembling thatch. Compare Spartina.


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  • He rolled the thatchy carpet squares into tight rolls, pinned them, got twine around them, and tied them tight.

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  • It was thatchy, moussed in odd directions, and suggested some kind of rock star.

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  • In person, Pullman is tall and inviting, with ruddy features and thatchy gray hair, and when he gets going about the attacks on the film, it's a reminder of how enjoyable it is to observe a polite English gentleman properly outraged.

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  • But out of some reasoned inertia the Slothrops stayed east in Berkshire, perverse-close to the flooded quarries and logged-off hillsides they'd left like signed confessions across all that thatchy-brown, moldering witch-country.

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  • Eastern stupidity as caused by thickness of the skull, such thickness being the substitute for thatchy hair suggested by kind ill-used Nature as the hot brain's best protection: we might reason upon the average sheepishness of this peaceful West, as due to having shorn the lion of his mane, Phoebus of his glory, man of his majestic beard.

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  • Reflecting on his hippie days in the 1960s, when he spent a lot of time in the sun, and on his anal skin cancer, he writes, I mean, I was naked a lot in the 1960s but not thatchy head of brown hair during chemotherapy.

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  • At 43, he's still that same guy - the boyishly polite joker with the pie-eyed Jughead face and thatchy hair, the gentle kinetic irony he spreads over … everything.

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  • We have thick thatchy grass, dirt, and the worst thing is that it fell off while I was dropping an armful of dead grass over the fence (I didn't see it come off though).

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  • The author, 76, is tall, lean, and thatchy-haired, but his blue-blooded looks and Harvard-honed bearing are deceptive.

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  • But three miles can be an eternity if it’s dark and storming, and you have to run up and down steep, thatchy slopes and across rocky creek beds, trying your best to not trip and break a leg.

    Kings of Colorado


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  • See also spartina.

    March 31, 2011

  • Adjective applied to describe the flavour of milk, because the cow ate thatch: long, coarse salt~marsh native grass of the north~easter American seaboard.

    May 17, 2008