a thatched roof of poles

Discussion in 'English Only' started by flowersophy, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. flowersophy

    flowersophy Senior Member

    Jiangxi China
    Chinese-China
    Hi,

    What does "a thatched roof of poles" mean? I only know the meaning of "thatched roof".
    It is nothing more than a deep pit, circled by the same pole-and-mud walls that the house is built of, a thatched roof of poles and bundles of grass tied down with stringy bark strips. There’s no door. You simply call out to make sure it’s unoccupied, and then enter around the curved privacy wall.
    (Quoted from a novel Anthills, Elephants and Other Fascinations by Rina Flanagan)

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Glenfarclas Senior Member

    Chicago
    English (American)
    It's a thatched roof, made of bundles of grass tied to poles using stringy bark strips.
     
  3. flowersophy

    flowersophy Senior Member

    Jiangxi China
    Chinese-China
    If the author put it in your way, I would understand it better.:) Thanks very much, Glenfarclas!
     

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