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  • n. Alternative spelling of cesspit.


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  • There's seems little point in working our way through the whole sorry mess of manure, shovelling it out spadeful by spadeful, not when the whole construction is built on poisoned earth over a cess-pit of raw sewage.

    On Sophistry and Subjectivity

  • It is not just me, not just here of course, the world of the internet comment is a cess-pit.

    Real life and virtual

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the brave men and women in the IDF who as I write this risk life and limb de-infesting the cess-pit of Gaza.

    Archive 2009-01-03

  • It is a cess-it, albeit an extremely popular cess-pit, always ready to pounce on the latest scandal and spread much muck, along with the all to rare smidgeon of truth.

    2 Channel attracts business professionals too

  • Some historians claim that by a cunning sleight-of-hand, the Scots actually handed Edward the cess-pit cover from Scone Castle rather than the real Stone (which if true, means that a long succession of English and British monarchs have been crowned while atop a medieval toilet-seat lid!).

    Stone of Destiny

  • [87] This may mean that they dropped themselves into the cess-pit and made their way out through another opening.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • "An 'the same is a cess-pit," said Mulvaney, piously.

    Indian Tales

  • 'An' the same is a cess-pit, 'said Mulvaney piously.

    Life's Handicap

  • Buried in frenzied haste by amateur, imperilled grave-diggers with a military purpose, these dead men decayed at leisure amid the scrap-heap, the cess-pit, the infernal squalor which once had been a neat, clean, scientific German earthwork, and which still earlier had been part of a fair countryside.

    Over There War Scenes on the Western Front

  • That same evening two of them went to work at cleaning out a cess-pit, two others spent the evening in their gardens, another had cows to milk, and the sixth, being out of work and restless, had no occupation to go home to so far as I know.

    Change in the Village


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