In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Although Uncle Roger lives in a small ramshackle cottage that looks more like a rat-infested hovel, Colin believes the man is a miser, and is sure there's money that has been stashed away.
- What crazy devil would be mad enough to pay £30,000 to rent some nasty, rat-infested hovel?
- There was a brand new television in the middle of their tiny hovel they called home.
- It is quite a change from the glamorous Vegas lifestyle this living in a hovel stuff.
- He lived in a hovel of an apartment, sold illegal software, hacked systems, and nursed a feeling of unease.
- She was waiting this evening for a few more men to notice her before she would leave the fragrant beauty of the bougainvillea above her for the backstreet hovel she called home.
- For these adorn the once-so-humble hovel of a petrol bunk.
- So by now she had twenty of these inbred hell hounds running amuck in her stinking hovel of a home.
- Grungy bands of humans huddle around rubbish fires in hovels constructed of old tires and scrap metal.
- Despite their squalid hovels and ragged clothes, Arthur Young reported that the poor of Ireland were ‘as athletic in their form, as robust, and as capable of enduring labour as any upon earth’.
- The wretch simply ran madly from his hovel and took chase through his so-called garden.
- An American charity has launched the world's first slum theme park, complete with around 30 ramshackle hovels, a communal outdoor toilet and door-to-door detritus.
- It's just a shame that the house is such a hovel at the moment.
- The homes, or rather hovels, that they lived in would not now be considered fit for pigs.
- Geraldo has lived in tents, alone in the African bush, in hovels, and in quite decent apartments.
- Affluent housing overlooks the older hovels of Mexico City.
- I saw it all around - the shacks, hovels, families collecting cow dung in the fields or breaking rocks for a new road.
- The burned Negro quarter in Tulsa was described as ‘a mile-square of shacks, huts, and hovels.’
- He finally made his home in an abandoned hovel adjoining a cottage.
- Oh, believe me, Dr Hawkins, I have seen the state of some of their homes, or should I call them hovels?
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