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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The child had apparently used a portable chamber pot instead of going to the toilet.
Their bedding was taken out of the cell every morning, leaving only a chamber pot.
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.
And although sometimes it can seem we live in violent times here in 2017, her case - she stripped her cheating husband naked, chained him to the attic wall for four months and beat him to death with a chamber pot - proves otherwise.
Of how, when she was a girl growing up in Moy Road, swarms of 'black pats' (cockroaches) lived in daytime behind the wallpaper, gnawing away at the flour and water paste used to hang it, and how at night they would swarm out and carpet the floor under cover of darkness, so that if you needed the chamber pot in the night you would have to crunch them underfoot.
My sweet wife went into the laundry room and saw a revolver resting in a chamber pot covered in fluid of a yellow hue.
Egoistic, cranky, and digressive, Tomas blasts away while relating pick-up techniques, meditations on chamber pot use, ways to assign monetary value to noise pollution, and much more.
A chamber pot whore was one who was expected to hold it for her client to fill.
7) Branded crockery and chamber pot There was no danger of forgetting where you were when dining at The Grand as the hotel's bespoke bone china Wedgwood crockery bore the Grand Hotel crest - as did its chamber pots.
In Vietnam, where the economy is developing rapidly, although infrastructure is being rolled out from the urban areas where peoples' lifestyles are concentrated, when it comes to toilets and sewers, about 40% of households use a chamber pot, and the adoption rate for flush toilets has still not even reached 20% of the country's population.
Joanne Frances has wound back the clock 77 years - washing in a tin bath, using a chamber pot and spending her evenings listening to George Formby.