pit latrine

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pit latrine

A type of outdoor latrine, used where it is impractical to provide a standard, flushing-type toilet. The structure, which is excavated in the soil, may be manufactured and installed so that odors and flies are minimized.
See also: latrine
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Summary: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered a shramdan and contributed in building a twin pit toilet under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Shahanshahpur village of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.
A pit toilet is on the left and signs to the falls are straight ahead.
We were the first tourists that this family of nomadic herders had hosted (they had kindly dug a new pit toilet in our honour), and the 'grandma', who spoke no English, was very taken with Sarah and her sister, seven-year-old Zoe, spending quite a bit of time with us in the ger--the felt tent that is a ubiquitous part of nomad life.
I had water from the well in the garden, an outside ash pit toilet and an iron kitchen range.
The police said the suspects tried to throw Mphahlele's body in a pit toilet, and when the body could not fit into the pit, it was cut into pieces and then thrown in.
The museum shows the house's original pit toilet, and a 1950s kitchen, with a washstand and jugs for collecting water.
They can easily be flushed down the toilet or thrown into a pit toilet.
Nevertheless her first effort combines dramatic flair and natural storytelling skills that combine to evoke the shining idealism of a young girl's memories wherein even gossip in the pit toilet outside the school takes on a romantic tinge.
Continuing on this potty-path, I've also learned that when mortar rounds have you bracketed and the only hole in the pool-table plain you're on is a pit toilet, Yes, you can do it .
resident--who was caught in 2005 hiding in a pit toilet on White Mountain National Forest property in New Hampshire is arrested after being spotted allegedly climbing out of a pit toilet at the White Mountain National Forest's Hastings Campground in Maine.
For reasons that can only be attributed to the extraordinary neglect suffered by sanitation during the entire development era, it took until the mid-1990s for the issue of pit toilet emptying to be given any public policy attention at all, and even then it was limited to a level of minimum, and almost exclusively NGO, concern," the authors write.
Claire's philosophy, gleaned from a pit toilet, is that "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'Woo-hoo, what a ride