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cess·pit

 (sĕs′pĭt′)
n.
A pit for refuse or sewage.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cesspit - a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater

cesspit

noun
A place known for its great filth or corruption:
Slang: armpit.
Translations

cesspit

[ˈsespɪt] cesspool [ˈsespuːl] Npozo m negro (fig) → sentina f

cesspit

[ˈsɛspɪt] nfosse f d'aisance

cesspit

[ˈsɛsˌpɪt] cesspool [ˈsɛsˌpuːl] npozzo nero
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mechanical cleaning and emptying of cesspits and line gutters;
ROME -- Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.
Cesspits, sealed systems with no discharge into the environment, do not need to be registered with the Environment Agency, whereas septic tanks drain clarified water out of the system and either into a soakaway or a watercourse.
I think our beaches would turn into cesspits riddled with disease that humans can contract if we trusted lazy dog owners to have access.
Substantial changes in the townscape followed in the 14th century, after the establishment of the brick manufacturing complex in the southern suburban area of town (Bernotas 2011, 66), the introduction of cesspits, and the construction of buildings made of bricks and stone.
The Stockton town centre development has equally shown the usual lip service to objectors and proceeded with water features that will become open cesspits and printed artists' impressions giving a false Mediterranean vision that is impossible to achieve with the existing buildings.
it for his company, which supplies portable loos and empties septic tanks and cesspits.
quinquefasciatus in cesspits and drains was therefore carried out to determine its optimum dosage and effectiveness, in Puducherry, an endemic area for ilariasis, south India.
Much of the material was used to fill disused cesspits behind the buildings fronting onto Bridge Street.