Part of speech: noun

A wretched dwelling.

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Usage examples "hovel":

  1. There was a small mud hovel at the foot of the mountain, where Owen determined to pass the night. - "St. Patrick's Eve", Charles James Lever.
  2. The Frightened Ploughman I went in the fields with the leisure I got, The stranger might smile but I heeded him not, The hovel was ready to screen from a shower, And the book in my pocket was read in an hour. - "Poems Chiefly From Manuscript", John Clare.
  3. At this time the snow was so deep that a tunnel was cut to the neighboring hovel where shivered our ancient horse and cow. - "The Gentleman from Everywhere", James Henry Foss.