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 for Thatch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thatch \Thatch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thatched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Thatching.] [From Thatch, n.: cf. OE. thecchen, AS.
     ?eccean to cover.]
     To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some
     similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack
     of grain.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thatch \Thatch\, n. [OE. thak, AS. [thorn][ae]c a roof; akin to
     [thorn]eccean to cover, D. dak a roof, dekken to cover, G.
     dach a roof, decken 8cover, Icel. [thorn]ak a roof, Sw. tak,
     Dan. tag, Lith. st[=o]gas, Ir. teagh a house, Gael. teach,
     tigh, W. ty, L. tegere to cover, toga a toga, Gr. ?, ?, a
     roof, ? to cover, Skr. sthag. Cf. Deck, Integument,
     Tile, Toga.]
     1. Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering
        the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) A name in the West Indies for several kinds of
        palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Thatch sparrow, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thatch
      n 1: hair resembling thatched roofing material
      2: plant stalks used as roofing material
      3: an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the
         Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718) [syn: Teach,
         Edward Teach, Thatch, Edward Thatch, Blackbeard]
      4: a house roof made with a plant material (as straw) [syn:
         thatch, thatched roof]
      v 1: cover with thatch; "thatch the roofs"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "thatch":
     board, brick, clapboard, crop, face, fleece, glass, glaze, head,
     head of hair, lath, locks, mane, mat, mop, paper, plank, revet,
     shag, shake, sheathe, shingle, shock, slate, stone, tile, tresses,
     veneer, wall in, wall up, wallpaper, weatherboard
  
  

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