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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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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.
It is a stinking cess-pit
of human vices: Avarice, ego, spite.
The initial production of methane that comes from digestion (85%) is followed by an additional emission (15%) from massive "lagoons," a euphemism for cess-pits
of untreated farm animal waste.