Three types of cottages referred to in the Bible.
These were slight fabrics, and were removed when no longer needed, or were left to be blown down in winter (Job 27:18).
It denotes a frail structure of boughs supported on a few poles, which is still in use in the East, or a hammock suspended between trees, in which the watchman was accustomed to sleep during summer.
In Zeph. 2:6, it is the rendering of the Hebrew keroth, which some suppose to denote rather “pits” (Revised King James Version marginal note, “caves”) or “wells of water,” such as shepherds would sink.