chamber-lye

n.

"urine used as a detergent," 1570s, from chamber (n.) in the "privy" sense + lye.


Nearby words

  1. chamber orchestra,
  2. chamber organ,
  3. chamber pop,
  4. chamber pot,
  5. chamber tomb,
  6. chamber-pot,
  7. chambered,
  8. chambered nautilus,
  9. chamberer,
  10. chamberhand

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