an abode; a familiar shelter or resort.
to visit a familiar haunt.
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How to use howff in a sentence
It was a great howff, o' Mr. Soulis's onyway; there he would sit an' consider his sermons; and inded it's a bieldy bit.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
There the high-class advocate received his clients, and the physician his patients—each practitioner having his peculiar howff.Allan Ramsay | William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
Logan nipped the guard of his arm in heavy playfulness and led him to the howff.The House with the Green Shutters | George Douglas Brown
The company had not long left the howff, as Blane's public-house was called, when the trumpets and kettle-drums sounded.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
Now when his too apprehensive nerves were frightened by bugbears in his lonely room he could be off to the howff and escape them.The House with the Green Shutters | George Douglas Brown