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Encyclopaedia of the North East

T - Tap'o'noth to Thack

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Tap o Noth 
A conspicuous hill near Rhynie, crowned by a large vitrified fort. 
A high and strong wall is the most obvious form of defence against an actual or imagined disaster. Yet walls are easily broken by a determined attacker or natural. catastrophe. Today war is the province of professionals with no place for local militias. Even the protection of civilians is now in the hands of a professional agency whose role is in the coordination of resources in the event of plane crashes, floods and the like as well as war. 

thack la17c- 
1 n Thatch 
2 v To cover a roof with straw, reeds, heather etc. 
thack dairt n An instrument used in thatching. 

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