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water closet flush tank
1. A plumbing fixture used to receive human excrement and to discharge it through a waste pipe, using water as a conveying medium.
2. A room containing a water closet, 1.
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A flush toilet was first described by British writer James Harington, in his 1896 book "A New Discourse upon a Stale Subject: The Metamorphosis of Ajax." Harington had installed an 'Ajax' water closet in his home, and offered practical advice on how to build one in his book, which was also rife with allusions and "dreadful puns," (http://web.archive.org/web/20091107025927/http:/www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/museums/museum/2006/gladstone-pottery-museum/information-sheets/sir-john-harington the-first-flushing-loo.en) according to the Stoke-on-Trent City Council .
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