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cesspit

a pit to retain the sediment, usually fecal, of a drain.
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For a number of years I worked for a Cardiff drain-cleaning company as a tanker driver, mainly clearing cess pits, mostly in South Wales, but sometimes as far away as Hereford.
There were the usual cess pits so enjoyed by archaeologists and along the City Walls road, previously unseen portions of the original city wall, thought to date to the 1200s.
The Middle Anglo-Saxon archaeology is restricted to groups of pits with similar fills, many apparently used as cess pits prior to rubbish disposal.
In these situations the vector control (VC) operations were transferred to the community, and the youth volunteers were involved in monitoring the breeding of filariasis vectors in cess pits.
But evidence of an industry on a smaller scale has been unearthed over the past 12 weeks with a host of small objects discovered - mainly from 14th and 15th century cess pits.
Shailesh's reaction is typical of many in this sprawling, chaotic place of precariously-built brick houses, bamboo and corrugated iron-roofed huts, milky cess pits, greasy fried food stalls and noisy, dusty workshops.
However, the Romans were better at providing fresh water than dealing with sewage and their toilets emptied into cess pits.
I would have thought they might have been better concentrating on completely cleaning out their own cess pits before they begin lecturing the rest of us.