a stool having a seat with a hole, beneath which a chamber pot is placed.
- Also called necessary stool.
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How to use close-stool in a sentence
How is it that the man becomes all at once wise, when Cæsar has made him superintendent of the close stool?
If you allow the occasional use of a close-stool, let it be locked up in the garret that they may not abuse it.The Academy Keeper | Anonymous
The very lid of the old abominable close-stool is enough to breed a pestilence.Notes on Nursing | Florence Nightingale
The names Tribnia and Langdon an not mentioned, and the “close stool” and its signification do not occur.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
For in Spanish, services is a polite word for a close-stool.Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper | Francisco de Quevedo
British Dictionary definitions for close-stool
a wooden stool containing a covered chamber pot
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