- a pit for receiving wastes, as sewage, or other refuse.
Origin of cesspit
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Examples from the Web for cesspit
Various substitutes have been tried for the cesspit, which retain the principle of the hand removal of excreta.
There should be a ventilated trap placed on the pipe leading from the watercloset to the cesspit.
Where a cesspit is unavoidable, perhaps the best and least offensive system for emptying it is the pneumatic system.
Word Origin and History for cesspit
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