Thatch sparrow, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]

(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.

(Thatch"er) n. One who thatches.

(Thatch"ing), n.

1. The act or art of covering buildings with thatch; so as to keep out rain, snow, etc.

2. The materials used for this purpose; thatch.

(Thaught) n. (Naut.) See Thwart.

(Thau`ma*tol"a*try) n. [Gr. a wonder + worship.] Worship or undue admiration of wonderful or miraculous things. [R.]

The thaumatolatry by which our theology has been debased for more than a century.

(Thau"ma*trope) n. [Gr. a wonder + to turn.] (Opt.) An optical instrument or toy for showing the presistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn.

It consists of a card having on its opposite faces figures of two different objects, or halves of the same object, as a bird and a cage, which, when the card is whirled rapidlz round a diameter by the strings that hold it, appear to the eye combined in a single picture, as of a bird in its cage.

(Thau"ma*turge) n. [See Thaumaturgus.] A magician; a wonder worker. Lowell.

(Thau`ma*tur"gic Thau`ma*tur"gic*al) a. Of or pertaining to thaumaturgy; magical; wonderful. Burton.

(Thau`ma*tur"gics) n. Feats of legerdemain, or magical performances.

(Thau`ma*tur"gist) n. One who deals in wonders, or believes in them; a wonder worker. Carlyle.

(||Thau`ma*tur"gus) n. [NL., from Gr. wonder-working; a wonder + work.] A miracle worker; — a title given by the Roman Catholics to some saints.

(Thau"ma*tur`gy) n. The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain. T. Warton.

(Thave) n. Same as Theave. [Prov. Eng.]

Thatch to Theme

(Thatch) n. [OE. thak, AS. þæc a roof; akin to þeccean to cover, D. dak a roof, dekken to cover, G. dach a roof, decken 8cover, Icel. þak a roof, Sw. tak, Dan. tag, Lith. stogas, 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.

2. (Bot.) A name in the West Indies for several kinds of palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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