Sentence Examples


  • The roofs were thatched with bark, straw, reeds or rushes.
  • Their houses, regularly ranged in streets, are built of adobes thatched with coarse grass.
  • In this period of anarchy the native princes of Glamorgan had their principal demesne, not at the camp but a mile to the north at Llystalybont, now merely a thatched farmhouse, while some Saxon invaders threw up within the camp a large moated mound on which the Normans about the beginning of the 12th century built the great shellkeep which is practically all that remains of their original castle.
  • In spite of Fitzstephen's glowing description we must remember that the houses of London were wholly built of wood and thatched with straw or reeds.
  • A thatched roof is imperative in the orthodox shrine, but in modern days tiles or sheets of copper are sometimes substituted.