EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THATCH
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, and the roof248 of thatch.
Ropes were flung over the thatch to keep the roof on in wind.
He's taken the pike with him that lay in the thatch over our bed this year and more.
The firelight flickered on the hewn logs that supported the thatch overhead.
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).