Thack and rape
- The thatch cover of a hayrick and the supporting rope ties. [< OldEngl. pasc = roof]
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under thack and rape — Safely secured under thatch and rope, snug generally • • • Main Entry: ↑thack … Useful english dictionary
Rape — 1) An administrative division of Sussex Arundel, Bramber, Chichester, Hastings, Lewes, Pevensey each of which comprised several hundreds. [< OldEngl. rap = rope; land was defined by being roped off] Cf. Lathe; Thack and rape; Yoke1 2) Orig.… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases