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night soil

n.
Human excrement collected for use as fertilizer.

night soil

n
human excrement collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc, and sometimes used as a fertilizer

night′ soil`


n.
human excrement used as fertilizer.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.night soil - human excreta used as fertilizer
manure - any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material
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Tenders are invited for lifting, washing and cleaning of night soil accumulated in septic tanks / any other public latrine / place on various roads, lanes bye lanes, of the land of the h.
One gentleman remembered his dad driving the night soil cart - not a job I would have wanted," he said.
The next day, they add hops to the night soil and ship it to the docks by barge to be taken to West Indies for use as fertiliser.
Night soil is the term used for human faeces removed at night from sewage tanks and used as fertiliser.
The three actors in "Dr Dee's travelling show" sing a catchy number about "The Night Soil Men", who emptied outside toilets in the Victorian slums: "When you've been to the loo, collecting poo is what we do".
Ramesh also called upon women self help groups to find out alternate employment for women who carry night soil and he underlined that this practice is still prevalent in states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
As he collects bird, dog, hippo, wyvern and gargoyle droppings, he meets people who rely on waste to make a living, from lowly night soil men and aristocratic lavatory inventors to entrepreneurs who know that where there's muck, there's brass.
Sanitation messages include the importance of using latrines and night soil disposal for example; food safety messages include heating up stored food properly; and rehydration therapy to treat diarrhoea includes a demonstration on how to prepare the rehydration solution WSS (water-salt-flour solution) in the absence of ORS (oral rehydration salts).