• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hoveler One who assists in saving life and property from a wreck; a coast boatman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hoveler On some parts of the coast of England, one of a class of persons employed as non-certificated pilots, as wreckers, in landing passengers from ships by means of boats, etc.: probably so called from their use of hovels on shore for shelter.
    • n hoveler Hence An English coasting-vessel used for all sorts of work.
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  • Emily Bronte
    “Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.”
  • Horace
    “Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.”


In literature:

What a mean, pokey, ugly little dirty hovel it was!
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
Palace or hovel; riches or poverty, all are equally indifferent to me, provided her presence animates the spot!
"The Poor Gentleman" by Hendrik Conscience
Have you cared for the laborer till, from a home of comfort, he has but a hovel for shelter?
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
No; but oftentimes her bridegroom Has come fatigued with hunting, to my hovel.
"The Death of Balder" by Johannes Ewald
He dwelt in a tumbledown hovel but a short distance from our house.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
The infection that starts in the hovel finally strikes down the rich man's child, enthroned in the palace.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
We spied a hovel with a Gothic portal; further on was an old wall with an ogive door; a leafless bush swayed there in the breeze.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
Ingomede had urged this upon Tullis, still oppressed by the feeling of disaster that had come over her in the hovel.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Some were leaving the house, preferring to die in their own hovels rather than in the Poorhouse.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
These were little sheds, or hovels, built of sticks, and covered with bark.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
They are all expert divers, as familiar with the sea-bottom as with their own ugly little hovels.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873." by Various
I looked at their hovels and thought of the night, and wondered at their independence, and felt my inferiority.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
Do you know that during the night in that Korean hovel I found five absolutely new kinds of bug.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 14th, 1920" by Various
Every township in the remote bush has its guinea sweepstake over the Cup, every town hovel its half-crown one.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
After an hour's walk he came in sight of the wretched hovel.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
Hovel = kajuto, terdometo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
This place consists of huts made of palm-branches and of mud hovels, several of which are in ruins.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
The clusters of Irish hovels in upper New York among the towering new buildings are much more picturesque and noticeable.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
He is quite an ogre, and lives in a miserable hovel.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Such a hovel, such squalor it would be hard to imagine.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

He entered in the hovel now,
A sailor there he sees,
His hands were lifted up to Heaven
And he was on his knees.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
And oh! how fragrant would become
Each balmy breath of morn,
If every hovel was a home,
And there were none forlorn.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
He stopt,--it surely was a groan
That from the hovel came!
He stopt and listened anxiously
Again it sounds the same.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
It surely from the hovel comes!
And now he hastens there,
And thence he hears the name of Christ
Amidst a broken prayer.
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
A woman lay in a hovel,
Mean, dismal, gasping for breath;
One friend alone was beside her—
The name of him was—Death.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
Poured on the deeps from the steeps of the sky as a chalice,
Flung through the loom that is shuttled by tempests at play,
Myriad the forms you have taken for hovel or palace —
Broken and cast them away!
"Vision" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Kent tries to herd Lear into the hovel.
Welcome to the Hovel of Love — and help yourself to free Coors Light, instant coffee and only the finest in economy his-and-her pleasure products.
Just as slumlords have been sentenced by courts to actually live in the hovels they own, I'd like to see Rep.
S hovel-ready was not as.
Car-Nation's Leo Hovel began the job with a 36-grit sanding disc on a small air grinder.
Sylvan and Margaret (Hovel) Loegering, West Fargo, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday, Aug 29.