Vehicles are still unusual, but homes now are made of brick and wood and have metal roofs instead of thatch.
His comic strip, thatch, appeared daily in more than 150 newspapers from 1994-1998.
The sparks from the chimney must have blown straight up to the thatch; that's how it was.
Always used of the gable loft, you know, and the wind above the thatch.
Henry has often been on the thatch of the barn and never got hurt.
thatch well sodden with winter's rain does not blaze or crackle.
She could see Allans tall figure, his clear blue eyes and his thatch of unruly blond hair.
He's taken the pike with him that lay in the thatch over our bed this year and more.
For ceiling long, thin wattle stems converging upwards, and outside a thatch of dried grass.
The thatch was soaked until the water ran through the ceilings.
Old English þeccan "to cover," related to þæc "roof, thatching material," from Proto-Germanic *thakan (cf. Old Saxon thekkian, Old Norse þekja, Old Frisian thekka, Middle Dutch decken, Old High German decchen, German decken "to cover"), from PIE *(s)tog-/*(s)teg- "cover" (see stegosaurus).
Old English þæc "roof, thatch," from the source of thatch (v.). Cf. Old Norse þak, Old Frisian thek, Middle Dutch dak "roof," Old High German dah, German Dach "roof."
A bump or hole in the road
[1849+; because riders bounce up and down as if they were bowing thanks]