Phrases with "thatched"

Rudyard Kipling Then hurried by, rolling in the water, dead men and oxen together, with here and there a patch of thatched roof that melted when it touched a pier. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Its thatched roof had been lately repaired, and starched curtains of a dazzling whiteness decorated the small, closely-shut windows. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

William Morris And when they had thus turned about the hill there was a somewhat wider vale before them, grassy and fair, and on a knoll, not far from the water, a long frame-house thatched with reed. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

H. G. Wells They passed countless villages of thatched huts alive with curiosity and swarming with naked black children, and yet all the time they seemed to be in a wilderness. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Edith Wharton They lunched in a thatched porch, its oak posts hung with clematis; and after coffee and cigarettes wandered out to explore the garden. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The A-shaped roof was thatched with small branches laid close together and over these long jungle grass and palm fronds, with a final coating of clay. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Clarissa sketched the ideal cottage one evening — a bower of roses and honeysuckle, with a thatched roof and steep gables. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The population of the hamlet was falling and none of the young newly married couples cared for the thatched roof and stone floors. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

W. H. Hudson And the house stood there, where you see a bed of nettles — a long, low house, built of bricks, when there were few brick houses in this district, with a thatched roof. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Edna St. Vincent Millay And all at once, and over all The pitying rain began to fall; I lay and heard each pattering hoof Upon my lowly, thatched roof, And seemed to love the sound far more Than ever I had done before. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Washington Irving He pointed with pleasure to the indications of good cheer reeking from the chimneys of the comfortable farmhouses, and low thatched cottages. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

William Dampier There we found two small huts thatched with palmetto-leaves. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

D. H. Lawrence He lay in the tiny bedroom looking at the wintry sky and the deep, thatched roof of the cottage beyond. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford The stable was a tile-healed, thatched affair, no real stable in the North Country sense — a place where the old mare sheltered among chickens and ducks. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

William Makepeace Thackeray He inhabits a neat humble house a storey higher than his neighbours’ but with a thatched roof. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

It was a very poor quarter, a labyrinth of squalid bamboo huts, thatched with palmleaf, winding all over a steep hillside. Collected Essays by George Orwell

George Gissing Let me but come upon the poorest little woodcut, the cheapest “process” illustration, representing a thatched cottage, a lane, a field, and I hear that music begin to murmur. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Guy de Maupassan Besides this, the bees, whose hives, thatched with straw, lined the wall of the vegetable-garden, covered the flowery field in their yellow, buzzing flight. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Henry Handel Richardson He ought to have left them at the next house down the road — that little thatched cottage at the corner. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch On his way he eyed the thatched roofs critically. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

The road to the mines runs through it, and forms the main street, having on each side thatched stores and irregularly built houses. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle He sat alone in his little room, with his head sunk upon his breast, and his thatched eye-brows drawn down over his keen grey eyes. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

This was covered for seven feet in the middle by a low, circular roof, thatched with attap. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Old Sally’s was a long, low, thatched cottage with diamond-paned windows winking under the eaves and a rustic porch smothered in honeysuckle. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thomas Hardy His snug place proved to be a wretched little shelter of the roughest kind, formed of four hurdles thatched with brake-fern. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Isabella Bird These are made of poles, tied together at the upper end, and are thatched with large pieces of birch-bark. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Andrew Lang When he got quite clear of the forest he walked on through a lovely valley till he reached a little house thatched with rushes, and he went in to rest for he was very tired. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle The old man would often look gravely at me from under his heavy thatched eyebrows, and shake his grizzled head as he sat in his arm-chair puffing his pipe. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Every man and boy put his best foot forward then, for, when the corn was cut and dried it was imperative to get it stacked and thatched before the weather broke. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Wilkie Collins A charming place, full of thatched cottages with creepers at the doors, like the first easy lessons in drawing-masters’ copy-books. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Washington Irving The very laborer, with his thatched cottage and narrow slip of ground, attends to their embellishment. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

On the further end of this plain was a mud-walled, thatched hut, called “El Salto,” from a fall of the river close by. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

She lived in a tiny, thatched cottage at the back of the end house, which, although it was not in line, was always spoken of as ‘next door’. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Gustave Flauber The thatched roofs, which were of unequal thickness, looked like brown velvet and could resist the fiercest gales. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The thatched roof has been replaced by slates, probably when the addition was built on for Moore’s accommodation. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Thomas Hardy Behind the white palings was a little garden; behind the garden an old, irregular, thatched house, facing the heath, and commanding a full view of the valley. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their young life is thatched with them. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Those on the outskirts are mere thatched hovels, with open sides of bamboo poles. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

William Dampier The Indians of Guam have neat little houses, very handsomely thatched with palmetto-thatch. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

For four leagues we rode over high ranges with very fine valleys separating them, containing many thatched houses and fields of maize, sugar, and beans. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

In front of the cottage was a small garden ablaze with old-fashioned flowers; and in a larger garden at one side were apple-trees, raspberry and currant bushes, and six thatched beehives on a bench. Irremediable by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

Then looking up from the page I saw outside a pair of grey eyes thatched by ragged yellowy-white eyebrows gazing at me solemnly over the toes of my slippers. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

These towns look very odd; their houses stand in rows, many thousands of them so close together, that they appear, at a little distance, like old-fashioned thatched tents. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

William Dampier Here we saw a great new thatched house, and a great many Spaniards both horse and foot, with drums beating and colours flying in defiance of us, as we thought. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Arthur Morrison Dave Burge lighted on a lone shed of thatched hurdles with loose hay in it, and Newman straightway curled in the snuggest corner on most of the hay. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Charles Dickens The rain beat fast and furiously without, and ran down in plashing streams from the thatched roof. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

On either side of the lane, old-fashioned cottages, with whitewash walls and thatched roofs, stood amidst gardens filled with unclipped greenery and homely flowers. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Charles Dickens To be sure, it was a beautiful little cottage with a thatched roof and little spires at the gable-ends, and pieces of stained glass in some of the windows, almost as large as pocket-books. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Andrew Lang One day she arrived at a thatched cottage, and inquired if they could give her any work. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

After a wedding breakfast of sausages, they went to live in a funny little house with a thatched roof and a magpie in a wicker cage hanging beside the door. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. G. Wells Two thatched roofs peeped from within this enclosure. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

There was a little grey box of a kirk, and close to the bridge a thatched cottage which bore the sign of a post and telegraph office. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

And then all at once the port was no longer black: it was pearly gray, framing a shore crowded with houses, thatched roof beyond thatched roof, walls of mats and bamboo, gables of carved teak timber. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle His skin bad none of the freshness and clearness of Montgomery’s, but was dusky and mottled, with one huge mole amid the mat of tangled black hair which thatched his mighty breast. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

William Dampier The temple itself was low and ordinary, built of wood and thatched like one of their houses; which are but very meanly. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

G. K. Chesterton It was almost as high and smooth as a wall, and on the top of it the black hedge stood out over them as an angle, almost like a thatched roof of the lane. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

The dilapidated, thatched hovels had given place to pretty and comfortable white cottages with green blinds, and a vine hanging gracefully over the door. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Charles Dickens The roads, the trees, thatched roofs of cottages and homesteads, the ricks in farmers’ yards. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He tried to scramble up the side of the cabin, and succeeded in catching a fleeting hold upon the thatched roof. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Willa Cather In removing his hat, the Captain exposed a bald, flushed dome, thatched about the ears with yellowish gray hair. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Guy de Maupassan The thatched roofs, the ricks of corn, the haystacks, and the barns fell in, and crackled like rockets, while the sky looked as if they were illuminated by an aurora borealis. Margot’s Tapers (Noces de Margot) by Guy de Maupassan

Ivan Turgenev Close to it, in a young birch copse, stood a small house with a thatched roof. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

The thatched and tiled roofs did not seem meet neighbors, and the whitewash walls of the old-world cottage looked dingy beside the glaring redness of the new villa. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Thomas Hardy The dry winter wind still blew, but a screen of thatched hurdles erected in the eye of the blast kept its force away from her. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Here and there were dotted thatched huts, in which dwelt the owners of the cattle, mules, and horses feeding on the meadows. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Willa Cather The thatched roofs they had so counted upon seeing were few and far between. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Victor Hugo You never meet those crows with yellow beaks, called Cornish choughs in English, pyrrocorax in Latin, who, in their mischief, would drop burning twigs on thatched roofs. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Guy de Maupassant His clothes were running with water, his hat was bashed in, as soft as a piece of rag, and dripping like a thatched roof. Regret by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I swung through little old thatched villages, and over peaceful lowland streams, and past gardens blazing with hawthorn and yellow laburnum. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch When I was a boy these thatched roofs used to be pointed out to me as masterpieces; and they still endure. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Formerly bunches were ripened in a thatched building for the the most part open, and the bird got the very best of the bunch. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Rudyard Kipling His bungalow, a thatched white-walled cottage of two rooms, was set at one end of the great rukh and overlooking it. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

R. D. Blackmore The walls were made from the rocks close by, the roof of fir slabs thatched with ling; there was no upper story, and (except the door and windows) all the materials seemed native and at home. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

It was a small grey stone cottage with a thatched roof, a green-painted door and a plum tree trained up the wall to the eaves. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sir Walter Scott Being also a public, it was two stories high, and proudly reared its crest, covered with grey slate, above the thatched hovels by which it was surrounded. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

William Morris At the foot of the ridge was a thorp of white houses thatched with straw scattered over a good piece of the plain. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On one side a low, thatched building,—the Dominey Arms; on another, an ancient, square stone house, on which was a brass plate. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Guy de Maupassant The courtyard, which was planted with apple-trees, was large and extended as far as the small, thatched dwelling-house. Abandoned (L'Abandonné) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

H. Rider Haggard Of these three the easternmost was the site of the Nest itself, a long low thatched building of wood, in front and to the west of which there was an open space or courtyard, with a hard floor. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Tornadoes were of almost daily occurrence — not pleasant with 200 barrels of gunpowder under a thatched roof; they were useful chiefly to the Mpongwe servants of the establishment. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

W. H. Hudson Happy Nicandro, who never knew the life of cities! I wish that I, too, had seen the light on these quiet plains, under a thatched roof. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Rickety thatched huts leaned far out over the stream, their piles driven into its bed. Burmese Days by George Orwell

The cattle were penned in yards with thatched shelters, and soon turned them into seas of mud. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

It had an enormous and very crooked stone chimney, little dormer windows with big hoods and a thatched roof that came down very low on both sides of the front door. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes