cesspit

(redirected from Cess-pit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

cesspit

[′ses‚pit]
(civil engineering)

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
From these data it was concluded that the layer containing a high abundance of 5[Beta]-stanols was formed from use of the ditch as a cess-pit in antiquity.
Like much else in the Caccia, its origins may be sought in Dante, and it simply forms part of the outrageous torrent of lavatorial images with which Buffalmacco regales the hapless Mastro Simone, pre-announcing to the reader his victim's ultimate fate when he is dumped at dead of night into a cess-pit.
A good place to look would be in the cess-pit of our political establishment which gave birth, nurtured and has maintained for decades the environment in which the big feast takes place, with our politicians usually seated at the high table.