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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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There may be a chance that you could get extra insulation for your hovel, but the main advice from our Old Etonians seems to be shop around for the baron who charges least.
But we also had sheep galore, a choir singing Myfanwy, farmers living in wellington-strewn hovels, and a plethora of south Wales valleys accents having migrated en masse a couple of hundred miles north.
The NGO, quoting its survey done in April last year, said the workers were denied the minimum wage and they were made to live in overcrowded hovels, often without doors, electricity and toilets.
This is regarding 'Back to hovels?', 'MPs playing games' and 'Don't kill hope!' (GDN, February 10).
LEARNERS were given a graphic insight into the poverty which once blighted the "hovels" of a north Warwickshire market town.
A BITTER AFTERTASTE When real-estate markets sour, owners of luxury homes and condos sometimes believe their properties are immune to a downturn, just as their own lives are immune to the daily economic tribulations of those pitiful Janes and Joes forced to reside in those tacky $600,000 hovels out by the Interstate.
"I wonder what I have become this day," the man in the garb of a priest thought as he walked the muddy path between rows of shoddy hovels. Ulfilas, the Bishop, scratched his head and mused that, as a younger man, he had once had a full head of hair.
Lozek's dazzling play of abstraction and illusionism results in spaces that read simultaneously as claustrophobic hovels and expanding mindscapes, and might well be both.
But they lived in what can only be described as rural hovels, for the most part.
AT the weekend, I paid my first visit to a betting shop since my dismissal of the bulk of them as drab, fug-filled hovels not fit for human habitation - or something like that.
For Dickens, writing about the gross economic injustices of the early industrial revolution and laissez faire capitalism of 19th-century Britain, the sin of Scrooge was his failure to respond to the desperate needs of the working-class poor crowded into the urban hovels and his indifference to the widows and orphans struggling to survive crushing poverty.
The workers are jammed into hovels and the benefits are nil.