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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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Most of the cesspits found in Tartu are dated based on the find material to the period from 14th to 16th centuries, and in a single case, also to the 17th century (Table 2).
The distribution area of the cesspits discovered in Tartu (Fig.
The dates of the find-complexes of the vast majority of cesspits and dendrochronologically dated cesspits reveal that they appear on the townscape of Tartu clearly in the first half of the 14th century.
1) It has also been suggested that the cesspits were used for tanning leather (Metsallik 1995, 31).
3) Even though there have been only sporadic cesspits found in other towns of Estonia, so far they have all been inside of the town walls, e.
5) One of the cesspits is noted to date to the 14th century (Maesalu 2004, 399, fig.
Evaluation and statistical analysis: Both in cesspits and drains, pre-treatment density was monitored at 2-3 day intervals, on day 10, 7, 3 and 1 prior to insecticide application.
74 respectively during the pre-treatment period in cesspits selected for different dosages and control.
Both cesspits and drains are ideal breeding sources for Cx.