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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LATRINE

Longs, the latrine at Brasenose, so called because built by Lady Long.

The word ‘lantine’ on p. 115 is most likely a corruption of ‘latrine’, but has been allowed to stand.

Andrews was leaving the latrine when he heard a voice call softly, "Skinny."

There was no light in the ill-smelling shack that served for a latrine.

This latrine is for summer usenot for a week-end camp, you know.

A latrine of this kind must not be placed near any water supply.

He has to collect and empty the latrine buckets every morning before breakfast.

The latrine was usually not in the house, but somewhere in the back garden area.

Then followed a few precious moments for washing up in the Latrine, which was a large bath house connected with the barrack.

He also helped us ditch all about the tent so the rain-water would drain away, and he constructed a latrine for camp.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, probably from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina "washbasin, washroom," from lavatus, past participle of lavare "to wash" (see lave) + -trina, suffix denoting "workplace." Its reappearance in 1640s is probably a re-borrowing from French; especially of a privy of a camp, barracks, college, hospital, etc. Latrine rumor "baseless gossip" (of the kind that spreads in conversations in latrines) is military slang, first recorded 1918.

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