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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A roof covering of straw, reeds, etc.; An English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718).

Usage examples (32)
  • thatch the roofs
  • The thatch is watertight and snug, though it must be replaced every few years.
  • No moss ever grows on the thatch, which is brown, with white ridges.
  • He listened attentively when I suggested a roof of palm thatch, which is much less likely to be damaged and more easily repaired. for more
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