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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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They [villagers] dragged us out of our home and then dirtied our clothes with night soil [human excrement collected at night using buckets] before forcing us to consume it too.
One morning, I took our bucket of night soil up to the outside loo to empty it.
The Clean Authority of TOKYO was established in April 2000 to take over management and operation of waste and night soil treatment facilities from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
grubbish eaters of spent skin and night soil, to the bats and songbirds,
Night soil is an elaborate euphemism for faeces but the collectors' job was more straightforward.
In sections on ranching, farming, technology, restoration, and wildness, he discusses the wisdom of grassfed, herding, pasture cropping, agrivoltism, local clothes, night soil, cultivating abundance, growing topsoil, beavers as carbon engineers, and completing the circle.
Domestic biogas plants exchange livestock manure and night soil into slurry and biogas, the fermented manure.
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.
Another shameful practice related to untouchability is manual scavenging (manual removal of night soil from dry latrines).
Night soil is the term used for human faeces removed at night from sewage tanks and used as fertiliser.