- 1.1 u (roofing)paja, juncos etc utilizados como techumbre quincha (f) (AmS)More example sentences1.2 c (roof) tejado (m) de paja ( or de juncos etc), techo (m) de quincha (AmS) 1.3 c a thatch of hair una mata de pelo
- The downpour continued all night, but nary a drop violated my palm thatch.
- The straw thatch was not two feet above her face.
- High on the roof of the store, weaving a string of Norfolk reeds into the thatch, Billy Betsford looked down at the old man.
Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.
- [Const] [roof] cubrir* or techar con paja ( or juncos etc), empajar, quinchar (AmS)More example sentences
- The roofs were thatched, turfed or covered in wood shingles, depending on available local resources.
- The grain was used for feeding the livestock and the straw for thatching the roof.
- The homes at the turn of the century were all built from fieldstones and had thatched roofs.