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hovel

the conical building enclosing a kiln

Hovel

A open-sided shed, covered overhead for shelter of livestock, produce, or people; a poorly constructed and ill-kept house.

hovel

1. A shed open at the sides and covered overhead for sheltering livestock, produce, or people.
2. A poorly constructed and ill-kept house.
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Kent's advice to Lear is to take refuge in the hovel nearby, because nature has turned the heath into a place of darkness (3.
THE beleaguered peasantry of this once great country, huddled and cold in their over-mortgaged hovels, are looking to our gallant team of old Etonian multi-millionaires to ride into battle with the power barons.
In Bellona, however, the same words imply a complex freedom, a choice from hovel to mansion--complex because every hovel and every mansion sustains through that choice some remnant of our ineffable catastrophe.
Capps novel ``Off Magazine Street'' and scripted and directed by feature newcomer Shainee Gabel, ``Love Song'' charts the slow, cantankerous redemption of former literature professor Long, who's been on a years-long bender with his ``biographer,'' Lawson Pines (Gabriel Macht), in a rundown New Orleans hovel once owned by a recently deceased singer, drinking buddy and, perhaps, girlfriend of Bobby's.
Pastor Kimber's hovel was a blue tarpaulin draped over a dugout mound of snow, just big enough to accommodate her sleeping bag.
He runs and hides in a hovel that is attached to another cottage.
MONTY PYTHON FANS will recall the scene from The Life of Brian where a band of moronic terrorists from the "People's Front of Judea" gather in a dingy hovel to plot their next strike against the Roman occupying forces (it's, not accidentally, 33 A.
The family lives in a rat-infested, decrepit hovel.
Chantal's little hovel is a miserable place to live.
The real--life Saint Bernadette of Lourdes--the subject of several films including Henry King's The Song of Bernadette (1943)-- was a strong--willed country girl who lived in a hovel and encountered the Virgin Mary in a garbage--strewn grotto.
A French General, Lyautey, writes of his experience with de Foucauld, "A hovel this hermitage