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shack

1. a roughly built hut
2. South African temporary accommodation put together by squatters
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shanty

1. A hut, usually of wood; a small structure of rough character.
2. A temporary building on a construction site used for storage or as a contractor’s office.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I do not doubt the figure from the 1987 data set, but it's not too relevant to the report's purpose, which is to tell young adults not to shack up lest they wind up divorced.