Examples of hovel in a Sentence
refugees living in crowded hovels
Recent Examples of hovel from the Web
The idea of using house size as a proxy for economic status may not be revolutionary—a palace is bigger than a hovel, after all—but the researchers found a new way to gauge the economy of ancient settlements from structural measurements.
Episode 1: Frodo and Sam are sitting in their cold, dark underground hovel rubbing their hands over a small fire complaining about the lack of hobbit females to keep them company.
When the drill bit broke off yet again, Steen gathered his few samples and dejectedly started the 100-mile drive back to Cisco, Utah, where M.L. and the kids were set up in a tar-paper hovel renting for $15 a month.
The ghastliest hovels, like Ruby’s house, often yield the highest returns.
Maybe the problem wasn't a scary series of tubes or a creepy guy with a webcam in a hovel.
Walking, stunned, from one hovel to the next, Senator Robert F. Kennedy saw conditions that rivaled what he’d seen in third-world countries.
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Origin and Etymology of hovel
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
HOVEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hovel for English Language Learners
: a small, poorly built and often dirty house
HOVEL Defined for Kids
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