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Definition of rethatch in English:


[with object]
Thatch (a roof or building) again.
Example sentences
  • This stripping is almost inevitable when old straw roofs are rethatched with water reed, and very likely when older roofs are rethatched with one layer of new straw.
  • Having just completed rethatching a cottage in Old Malton, his new work was on a crib which would form part of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's contribution to the York Minster Harvest Festival Service.
  • Well-built homes sometimes lasted for ten years or more, although rethatching the roof was an annual event.

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