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a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides

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Great black clouds were rolling across the heavens, and squalls of rain, with hail, swept by us with such extreme violence, that the Captain determined to run into Wigwam Cove.
As soon as the blubber was brought into a wigwam, an old man cut off thin slices, and muttering over them, broiled them for a minute, and distributed them to the famished party, who during this time preserved a profound silence.
After having been detained six days in Wigwam Cove by very bad weather, we put to sea on the 30th of December.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
In the Indian gazettes a wigwam was the symbol of a day's march, and a row of them cut or painted on the bark of a tree signified that so many times they had camped.
An average house in this neighborhood costs perhaps eight hundred dollars, and to lay up this sum will take from ten to fifteen years of the laborer's life, even if he is not encumbered with a family -- estimating the pecuniary value of every man's labor at one dollar a day, for if some receive more, others receive less; -- so that he must have spent more than half his life commonly before his wigwam will be earned.
The mason who finishes the cornice of the palace returns at night perchance to a hut not so good as a wigwam.
So he left them, and took his wife and three children, and they journeyed on until they found a spot near to a clear stream, where they began to cut down trees, and to make ready their wigwam.
Many hundreds of the hostile Indians were slain or burned in their wigwams.
He will make the fire-water from the islands in the salt lake flow before the wigwam of Magua, until the heart of the Indian shall be lighter than the feathers of the humming- bird, and his breath sweeter than the wild honeysuckle.
and so saying, taking out his spectacles, he rubbed them with his great yellow bandana handkerchief, and putting them on very carefully, came out of the wigwam, and leaning stiffly over the bulwarks, took a good long look at Queequeg.
We stayed in the wigwam and let the raft take care of itself.
It started with only four wigwams, but now has a total of 33 wigwams and lodges and welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors a year.
We've found Hobbit Huts and double rooms from just PS30 a night, wigwams from PS48 per night and camping for less than a tenner a night.
He told the Irish Sunday Mirror: "I was at Electric Picnic one year and they had these sort of wigwams they put up.