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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hovel.


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  • In these two tents, a hovelled together community of neighbors who have lost their homes, mothers who have lost their children and children who have lost their parents.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2005

  • We had made the blessings of peace a curse, he told us, in those days, "when only the ledger lived, and when only not all men lied; when the poor were hovelled and hustled together, each sex, like swine; when chalk and alum and plaster were sold to the poor for bread, and the spirit of murder worked in the very means of life."

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • When the poor are hovelled and hustled together, each sex, like swine,

    From Chaucer to Tennyson


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