Sentence Examples


  • The roofs were thatched with bark, straw, reeds or rushes.
  • 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.
  • Their houses, regularly ranged in streets, are built of adobes thatched with coarse grass.
  • The streets are lined with magnificent oaks, while many of the houses with heavy, thatched gables date from the 17th century.
  • The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.