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.
I've seen them set fire to the thatch of the widow and childless.
The same, the very same it is, save that the thatch has been renewed!
Thatch well sodden with winter's rain does not blaze or crackle.
The frame, we know, was of timber, ...