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noun as in cesspool

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noun as in septic tank

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Household refuse was thrown into gutters, and human waste ended up in waterways and local cesspits.

Archaeogeneticist Susanna Sabin and her colleagues found DNA from human gut-dwelling microbes in samples from a 600-year-old household cesspit in Jerusalem and a 700-year-old public toilet in Riga, Latvia.

Various substitutes have been tried for the cesspit, which retain the principle of the hand removal of excreta.

There should be a ventilated trap placed on the pipe leading from the watercloset to the cesspit.

Where a cesspit is unavoidable, perhaps the best and least offensive system for emptying it is the pneumatic system.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cesspit, such as: sump.

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