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cesspit

[′ses‚pit]
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cesspool

cesspool
1. A lined and covered excavation in the ground which receives the discharge of domestic sewage or other organic wastes from a drainage system, so designed as to retain the organic matter and solids, but permitting the liquids to seep through the bottom and sides; also called a leaching cesspool or pervious cesspool.
2. (Brit.) A wooden box, usually lead-lined, constructed in a roof or gutter, to collect rainwater, which then passes to a downpipe.
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YOUR columnist Barbara Argument opines that "brushing guilt from our citizen Teesside shoulders is not easy to do" when analysing "what bobbed to the cess pit surface" of the immigration service workings, and the "nightmare stuff being done in our name".
Strangely the answer seems to be to pour more of our money into this cess pit of corruption and avarice.
His body was dumped in a cess pit, generally used for animal carcasses.
He went on to say she was a tart with a mouth like a cess pit who couldn't be bothered to brush her teeth.
This hole in the ground was at first thought by archaeologists to be a well, but on closer examination was deemed to be a cess pit from a network of sewers dating to around 1800, which would have catered for some well- to-do houses in the street.
Conditions in this house must have been stifling, with so many packed into so little space and with all of them having to share overflowing miskins, a space for rubbish, and a vile cess pit outside in the yard.
The terrain thus far has been extremely challenging involving large areas of woodland, disused quarries, water courses, cess pits and other open areas.