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Thack

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thack See Thatch Thatcher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thack An obsolete or dialectal (Scotch) form of thatch.
    • thack An obsolete or dialectal (Scotch) form of thatch.
    • thack To strike; thump; thwack.
    • n thack A stroke; a thwack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thack thak a Scotch form of thatch
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Usage

In literature:

There's a mune and a clear sky, and I'll hae the lave under thack and rape the morn.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
Ye have riven the thack off seven cottar houses; look if your ain roof-tree stand the faster.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Ye have riven the thack of seven cottar houses.
"Varied Types" by G. K. Chesterton
Nearly had my birds drownded, but I got 'em atop of the thack yonder.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
The bonny moon is on her back, mend your shoon and sort your thack.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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In poetry:

He tirled mony houses bare,
He took their thack up in the air;
And strong trees out o' root did blaw,
And blew down mony an ancient wa';
"Address To Satan" by Susannah Hawkins
Ther wor fires i' ivvery range,
They nivver let th' harston get cooiled,
Throo th' cellar to th' thack they'd a change,
An ivverything all in a mooild.
"To Let" by John Hartley