chamber pot


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chamber pot

n.
A portable vessel used in a bedroom as a toilet.

chamber pot

n
1. a vessel for urine, used in bedrooms

cham′ber pot`


n.
a portable container for urine and defecation, used in bedrooms.
[1560–70]

Chamber pot

A pail with a capacity of about two gallons, and a tight-fitting lid. The pot was kept in the bedroom at night and used to minimize the necessity of going to the outhouse.
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These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
Greg Rutherford takes his duties seriously, including emptying Keith Allen's chamber pot, and disaster strikes when housemaid Fern Britton drops some cake.
That, at least, allowed you to avoid the terror of driving this chamber pot for an additional 45 minutes.
A few centuries ago spitting in the street was as normal as tipping your chamber pot out of the window.
ALMOST PS18,000 worth of items - from laptops through to a movable chamber pot - have been stolen from a hospital trust over the last five years.
1864: Stephen Foster, US composer of minstrel songs and ballads (The Old Folks At Home, Beautiful Dreamer, etc) died after hitting his head on a chamber pot.
In one act, a chimp played the part of a child who was seated by his parents on a chamber pot.
The complaint is against one Alice Wade, who contrived to connect her in-home privy to a public gutter, sparing her the trouble of using a chamber pot.
Among the items are an ironstone tooth brush, dominoes, a chamber pot and vulcanite comb.
A THE link with poker-faced, meaning trying to hide a reaction, is mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary but the term pofaced is most commonly thought to have come from the common abbreviation po for chamber pot.
Memorable moments included Homer's reaction to Lenny's new hi-definition plasma telly: A Space Odyssey-style somersault to the couch, followed by the command: "Bring me a beer and your deepest chamber pot.
For example, be sure the chamber pot out of which you must drink leftover beer and wedding cake is new.