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Word: hovel

Definition: shack; small wretched house


Sentences Containing 'hovel'

But compare the spacious palace and great wardrobe of the one, with the hovel and the few rags of the other, and you will be sensible that the difference between their clothing, lodging, and household furniture, is almost as great in quantity as it is in quality.
That is to say, the more successful WSWN-AM would be moved from its cramped hovel with archaic equipment to the much larger state-of-the-art WBGF-FM studio that had been improved years before.
The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.
There was a small one room hovel/house/shed halfway up on the right, with someone living in it.

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