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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hovel  \Hov"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hoveled}or  {Hovelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Hoveling}  or  {Hovelling}.] 
  To  put  in  a  hovel;  to  shelter. 
 
  To  hovel  thee  with  swine,  and  rogues  forlon.  --Shak. 
 
  The  poor  are  hoveled  and  hustled  together.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hovel  \Hov"el\,  n.  [OE.  hovel,  hovil,  prob.  a  dim.  fr  AS  hof 
  house;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  hof  court,  yard,  Icel.  hof  temple;  cf 
  Prov.  E.  hove  to  take  shelter,  heuf  shelter,  home.] 
  1.  An  open  shed  for  sheltering  cattle,  or  protecting  produce, 
  etc.,  from  the  weather.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  2.  A  poor  cottage;  a  small  mean  house;  a  hut. 
 
  3.  (Porcelain  Manuf.)  A  large  conical  brick  structure  around 
  which  the  firing  kilns  are  grouped.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hovel 
  n  :  small  crude  dwelling  [syn:  {hut},  {hutch},  {shack},  {shanty}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HOVEL,  n.  The  fruit  of  a  flower  called  the  Palace. 
 
  Twaddle  had  a  hovel, 
  Twiddle  had  a  palace; 
  Twaddle  said:  "I'll  grovel 
  Or  he'll  think  I  bear  him  malice"  -- 
  A  sentiment  as  novel 
  As  a  castor  on  a  chalice. 
 
  Down  upon  the  middle 
  Of  his  legs  fell  Twaddle 
  And  astonished  Mr  Twiddle, 
  Who  began  to  lift  his  noddle. 
  Feed  upon  the  fiddle- 
  Faddle  flummery,  unswaddle 
  A  new-born  self-sufficiency  and  think  himself  a  [mockery.] 
  G.J. 
 
 




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