(1) The youngster let out a yelp and clutched at the crown of his thatch of tangled, sandy hair.(2) He had pulled up outside to take a call on his mobile phone, and seen the smoke and flames in the thatch .(3) In small towns and villages, new houses tend to be built from concrete blocks with metal roofs, but many are constructed from mud bricks and roofed with thatch .(4) good thatch is difficult to obtain(5) He is a somewhat shambling but attractive denim-clad man in his late 50s, with a thatch of pewter-coloured hair, an engaging smile and a permanently amused gaze.(6) scarify the lawn to remove debris and thatch(7) Lines of postholes on the axis of each building held wooden posts supporting a pitched roof, most probably of thatch .(8) The walls will last indefinitely, but the thatch will have to be replaced in about 30 years.(9) His astoundingly ugly head, with a pair of pale eyes and a slit-mouth under a conical red thatch , was thrown forward above his barrel chest, making his long face seem both inquisitive and moronic.(10) Before long, mass-produced and processed building materials, such as Bedfordshire brick and Welsh slate, began to displace local stones and thatch .(11) Inorganic chemical fertilizers encourage the accumulation of thatch in the top layer of the soil.(12) They are made of wood or bamboo, often with walls of bamboo matting, and roofs of thatch or corrugated tin.(13) Rent a power rake and coring machine to remove thatch and improve air and water circulation around roots of Bermuda grass.(14) On a dry day, scarify the lawn to remove unwanted thatch and then aerate and top-dress any badly drained areas.(15) Most warm-season grasses develop thatch , a spongelike layer of roots, runners, and grass blades just above the soil surface.(16) Using a technique developed by Wiltshire Fire Brigade, the firefighters cut a number of breaks in the thatch to contain the blaze.