thatching

Method of roofing using reeds or straw, fixed to the roof timbers with hazel pegs and metal hooks. Heather and gorse may also be used. Thatch was the main roofing material in rural areas until the...
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Thatching

Thatch'ing noun 1. The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc. 2. The materials used for this purpose; thatch.
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Thatching

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Thatch • (n.) The materials used for this purpose; thatch. • (n.) The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.
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thatching

(from the article `building construction`) ...lateral stability of the frame was achieved by burying the columns deep in the ground; the ridgepole and rafters were then tied to the columns ... The earliest roofs constructed by man were probably thatched roofs that were made of straw, leaves, branches, or reeds; they were usually set at ...
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Thatching

Thatching is a method of roofing with thatch, used to protect buildings and bricks. The material most commonly used is straw, but bracken, gorse, heather and reeds may serve a similar purpose. Of the straws the best for thatching purposes are those of wheat and rye. Oat and barley straw being softer in texture are liable to absorb water. Reeds, how...
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Thatching

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing co...
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Thatching

[horse] Thatching (31 May 1975 – 1999) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. The horse`s early career was delayed and disrupted by injury and he did not show his best form until switched to sprinting distances in the spring of 1979 when he won the Duke of York Stakes. He improved further when equipped with blinkers that summer, re...
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