Hovels Sentence Examples
Ahvaz reached the height of its prosperity in the 12th and 13th centuries and is now a collection of wretched hovels, with a small rectangular fort in a state of ruin, and an Arab population of about 400.
It was still a wealthy place as late as the 14th century; but in the general decline of the East, and owing to changes in the trade routes, it sunk at length to a poor group of hovels gathered in the courtyard of the Temple of the Sun.
They nowhere built permanent dwellings, but contented themselves with mere hovels for temporary shelter.
Vara slowed their horse, halting on the other side of the city, where wooden dwellings gave way to stone hovels.
The streets formerly consisted largely of mud hovels, but since a great fire in 1894, which destroyed large parts of James Town and Ussher Town, more substantial buildings have been erected.Advertisement
English lurked in farms and hovels, amongst villeins and serfs, in the outlying country-districts, in the distant ' See Stevenson, Waring and Skeat, op. cit.
Up to the beginning of the 19th century it was filled with hovels and stables; these were subsequently cleared out, and at the end of the century the building was restored, and now serves as a national theatre.
The normal annual expenditure amounts to about L56,000, while 24,000 is generally allotted to extraordinary works, such as new cuttings, &c. Between 1857 and 1905 a sum of about one and three quarter millions sterling was spent on engineering works, including the construction of quays, lighthouses, workshops and buildings, &c. Sulina from being a collection of mud hovels has developed into a town with 5000 inhabitants; a well-found hospital has been established where all merchant sailors receive gratuitous treatment; lighthouses, quays, floating elevators and an efficient pilot service all combine to make it a first-class port.
They are crammed with poor families, while their gardens have vanished under hastily built hovels.
He told one rich convert, ` Go and see the sick in their own poor little hovels.Advertisement
Private enterprise had provided " mere hovels - jerry built, insanitary, tightly crammed rows of houses " .
Next to the wooden hovels of the past you have the modern skyscraper of the Communist regime.
Large families, it is thought, exist only among religious weirdos or the teeming hovels of the Third World.