hovelled

hovel

[huhv-uhl, hov-]
noun
1.
a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
2.
any dirty, disorganized dwelling.
3.
an open shed, as for sheltering cattle or tools.
verb (used with object), hoveled, hoveling or (especially British) hovelled, hovelling.
4.
to shelter or lodge as in a hovel.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English hovell, of uncertain origin

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hovel (ˈhʌvəl, ˈhɒv-)
 
n
1.  a ramshackle dwelling place
2.  an open shed for livestock, carts, etc
3.  the conical building enclosing a kiln
 
vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
4.  to shelter or be sheltered in a hovel
 
[C15: of unknown origin]

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hovel
1358, "roofed passage, vent for smoke," later "shed for animals" (1435), of unknown origin. Meaning "shed for human habitation; rude or miserable cabin" is from 1625. It also sometimes meant "canopied niche for a statue or image" (1463).
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