Origin of cesspool
Examples from the Web for cesspool
Contemporary Examples of cesspool
On another, more macro level, did you find Europe to be such a cesspool of intrigue?How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption.Ukraine’s Wild and Wooly Elections
October 24, 2014
It allows me to stomach the pathetic shenanigans of the cesspool of Washington, D.C.Roland Martin: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth!
Roland S. Martin
January 19, 2014
In the cesspool of cynicism that is Indian politics, we thought his train ride struck a blow instead for a degree of idealism.How Rahul Gandhi Blew the Indian Rape Crisis
January 19, 2013
It's perpetuating a cesspool on Facebook for those who would perpetuate real world violence and rape.Should Facebook Ban Sexist Pages?
November 5, 2011
Historical Examples of cesspool
Scattering flowers upon a cesspool of iniquity will not purify it.Gipsy Life
I should be the first to be ready to clean out any cesspool you like.
The "cesspool question" had already been a subject of dispute between them.
When we pass a cesspool we close our noses and try not to breathe.A Family of Noblemen
All the vice and misery of the country got thrown into that cesspool.Ravenshoe
Word Origin for cesspool
also cess-pool, 1670s, the first element perhaps an alteration of cistern, perhaps a shortened form of recess [Klein]; or the whole may be an alteration of suspiral (c.1400), "drainpipe," from Old French sospiral "a vent, air hole," from sospirer "breathe," from Latin suspirare "breathe deep" [Barnhart]. Meaning extended to "tank at the end of the pipe," which would account for a possible folk-etymology change in final syllable.
Other possible etymologies: Italian cesso "privy," from Latin secessus "place of retirement" (in Late Latin "privy, drain"); dialectal suspool, from suss, soss "puddle;" or cess "a bog on the banks of a tidal river."