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1An enclosure for domestic animals.
- ‘He continuously fingers back his slipping specs, and through clicking dentures is softly and soothingly calling his birds by name, urging them into the hok so that he can slap shut the trapdoor.’
- ‘Why am I still living like an animal in a hok?’
- 1.1 A small hut.
- ‘Inspectors found that the hokkie, a prefabricated container, had no running water, was accumulating domestic waste and its toilets were not being cleaned.’
- ‘Then the apartheid government ripped up their communities in the name of racial purity, destroying fragile community support networks and dumping people in soulless hokkies on the bleak Cape Flats sand dunes.’
- ‘Then the apartheid government ripped up their communities in the name of racial purity, destroying fragile community support networks and plunking people down in soul-less hokkies on the bleak Cape Flats sand dunes.’
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