How to use night soil in a sentence
The decree touted the achievement of the progressive residents of Jiangnan Province who diligently collected their night soil from the cities and brought it to the farmers in the countryside.
In pre-industrial Japan, Osaka’s city authorities discussed a complaint stating that ships coming to the city harbor to ferry out their night soil stunk too much.
The night-soil is removed daily by the Cairo road authorities and converted into manure.Turkish Prisoners in Egypt | Various
Into this the night-soil is poured from carts built for the purpose, until the receptacle is about two-thirds full.Cabbages and Cauliflowers: How to Grow Them | James John Howard Gregory
A portion of night-soil, well incorporated with charcoal, is also very excellent.Parsons on the Rose | Samuel Browne Parsons
The manure sold under this name is a compound of night-soil with clay, charcoal, or gypsum, made into balls or cakes.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for night soil
human excrement collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc, and sometimes used as a fertilizer
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