thatched roof


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thatched roof a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
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In literature:

The walls, as also the roofs, were covered with a thatch of palm-leaves.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
In a little time we reached a neat village, the houses, with thatched roofs, looking clean and well-built.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before them was a mud cottage, with thatched roof, and a small, fully cultivated garden, enclosed by rough palings, in front of it.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
It is then covered over with snow, and a thickly-thatched roof is erected over it.
"The Trapper's Son" by W.H.G. Kingston
But here the hay was not protected by the elevated roofs of thatch we had seen yesterday.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
The houses were small, thatch-roofed, and one-roomed, and doubtless very miserable.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
There are stone farmhouses with thatched roofs and barns that give forth the smell of hay.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
A stone's throw from the inn, and the thatch-roofed school, and the red painted church!
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
And these roofs were thatched with reeds or straw.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
They reached at last a pretty cottage, with a thatched roof and a white wall quite covered with red roses.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Beneath yon fir trees in the west,
The sunset round it glowing,
A cottage lies like bird on nest,
With thatch roof hardly showing.
"The House In The Heath" by Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
Our heads with frosted locks are white,
Our roofs are thatched with snow,
But red, in chilling winter's spite,
Our hearts and hearthstones glow.
"The Lyre Of Anacreon" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
What thatch survives is dung for the grass,
The best grass on the farm. A pity the roof
Will not bear a mower to mow it. But
Only fowls have foothold enough.
"The Barn" by Edward Thomas
Come, summer visitant, attach
To my reed roof your nest of clay,
And let my ear your music catch,
Low twittering underneath the thatch
At the gray dawn of day.
"The First Swallow" by Charlotte Smith
When, lo! as if by touch of magic wand,
On every roof, of tile, of thatch or wood,
As instantly as magic doth respond,
A cross, of various size and form there stood.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
Hard-by those snowy cliffs,
Shielded safe from cutting winds and icy
Blasts, stood an humble, unpretending cot,
Its low, thatched roof of matted moss
Glimmered, when the morning sun brightened
Up the valley, and cast its rays aslant through
"Uranne" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

From the thatched-roof outdoor bar, the house proffers its well-known caipirinhas (the signature cocktail of Brazil , made with lime, sugar and the rumlike liquor cachaça ).
There's something surreal about the light reflected off Biscayne Bay and into the thatch-roof shade of Scotty's.
The brick and flint houses, the thatched roofs, and the green hedges are amazing.
I had a clear, if idealized, notion of my requirements: a thatched-roof cottage in a sleepy English village.
Well, they along with two of their Drughorse brethren will be rocking the pub's thatched roof yet again this Friday.
The menu changes daily at this thatched-roof joint, decorated with sculptures and paintings by local More.
Two of the four villas to be built next at Give Kids the World consist of a duplex designed to resemble an old, thatched-roof structure.
Bartender Shad Myers doesn't just listen to the troubles that tourists and locals bring into his thatch-roofed bar -- he sets out to fix them himself, no matter the risk.
This Balinese villa with a thatched roof and modern interiors overlooks the 11th hole of a golf course in Indonesia .
Contributed photo One family member spends half a day every day lugging in water to the family home, such as the thatched roof hut seen, far right.
Thirty thatched-roof bungalows shaded by towering palms , turquoise sea, and coral reef—add to the far-away feel.
Korean chili powder (gochu galu) is made from thin red peppers that are sun-dried on woven mats or strung together and hung from the eaves of thatch-roofed houses throughout the countryside.
It's short for public house and the mere mention of it conjures up images of thatched roofs, quaint names, cozy inglenooks and polished horse brasses.
The counter's thatched roof and the wooden surfboard on the wall make Brian's Shave Ice feel like Hawaii.
Maui's Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is home to this old-school bar that's traditionally Hawaiian with plumeria trees, torches, and thatched roofs.