Eastern closet

Asiatic water closet

A water closet which has its bowl nearly flush with the floor so that the user adopts a squatting position; widely used in some parts of Asia.
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Kramer remarks probatively, that the Eastern closet and Western closet operate differently, for in the former homosexuality may be absolutely accommodated if it does not obstruct the standard obligations of marriage and reproduction and stays out of sight.
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