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noun 
  1. An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
  2. A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
  3. In the manufacture of porcelain, a large, conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
verb (hovels, hoveling, hoveled)
  1. (transitive) To put in a hovel; to shelter.
    • To thee with swine, and rogues forlon. -- Shakespeare
    • The poor are hoveled and hustled together. -- Tennyson
Etymology: Likely a diminutive form of the Anglo-Saxon hof, or house.


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