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Definition of Hovel

  HOVEL   noun
The fruit of a flower called the Palace.
      Twaddle had a hovel,
          Twiddle had a palace;
      Twaddle said:  'I'll grovel
          Or he'll think I bear him malice' --
  A sentiment as novel
      As a castor on a chalice.

      Down upon the middle
          Of his legs fell Twaddle
      And astonished Mr. Twiddle,
          Who began to lift his noddle.
      Feed upon the fiddle-
          Faddle flummery, unswaddle
  A new-born self-sufficiency and think himself a [mockery.]


Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30