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outhouse

a building near to, but separate from, a main building; outbuilding
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outhouse

1. A detached outdoor structure housing a primitive toilet; usually constructed of wood, rather than the proverbial brick.
2. A small accessory building generally located at the rear of a house and used for domestic animals, storage, and so on.
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Archaeologists may have found the outhouse where the American Revolutionary War icon Paul Revere pooped.
There's a rear courtyard, where you'll find two outhouses - one of which has power and plumbing for a washing machine while the other outhouse has a toilet - and there's also a garage to the front.
After World War II, the outhouse moved indoors; septic tanks and leach beds became new problems.
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From what we have read about outhouses, it is only necessary to use an outhouse to pass waste, not to pee (how is that for a combination of delicacy and popular vernacular?).
"We do pay a lot of money but that includes all the bills." Zena's plight came to light during a raid on illegal outhouses by council officers - with our investigators in tow.
To start with, the outhouses were all "squatters," and we, like most Americans, prefer "sitters." That was easily corrected with a few boards and a seat.
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Neil Scott, director of tenancy Services, Your Homes Newcastle, said: "The outhouses are accessible through a single door which is secured by a rimlock.
Sam Yoder, an Amish elder, said some improvements were made to the outhouse and the collection of the waste.