And here it is in plain type…
[ HAM-lit ]
Definition: a small village.
a small village.
British. a village without a church of its own, belonging to the parish of another village or town.
The world was indeed excluded; the sides of the valley shut in the small hamlet and fenced it from the keen and biting winds of the north and east.
– John Carne, Tales of the West , 1828
Soon appeared glimmering indications of the few cottages forming the small hamlet of Upper Mellstock for which they were bound, whilst the faint sound of church-bells ringing a Christmas peal could be heard floating over upon the breeze…
– Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree , 1872
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