What does the word hovel mean?

Usage examples for hovel

  1. 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 by John Clare
  2. 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 by James Henry Foss