verb (used with object), hov·eled, hov·el·ing or (especially British) hov·elled, hov·el·ling.
Words nearby hovel
Origin of hovel
Examples from the Web for hovel
When we first meet Bob, Tomlinson treats us to a description of the hovel in which he lives.
"She works out of a hovel, it is a broken-down building, just a shack," she said.A Rare Meeting with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi|Liz Goodwin|March 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Harold said nothing, and stood leaning moodily against the wall of the hovel, evidently a prey to painful thoughts.Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession|Benjamin Wood
She does not want to live any longer in the hovel, and would rather have a cottage.Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm|Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
In another moment I was standing outside the hovel, my chair-rail in my hand, every muscle of me quivering.The Island of Doctor Moreau|H. G. Wells
He ought to be taken from this hovel to another, or somewhere.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
He must have had a place, a hut, a palm-leaf shed, some sort of hovel where he kept his razor and his change of sleeping suits.An Outcast of the Islands|Joseph Conrad