night soil

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Origin of night soil

First recorded in 1765–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for night soil

manure, poop, feces, dung, droppings, fertilizer, crap, ordure, guano

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British Dictionary definitions for night soil

night soil

  1. human excrement collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc, and sometimes used as a fertilizer
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