from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel for urine, used in bedrooms.


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  • Wake up: you can't all be lord of the manor – and more than likely you will be a serf and the parent of serfs, born to empty Lord Fat-Cat's chamber-pot and never question why.

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  • This was unbearable! — though I could not be angry, as he must have been asleep all the while, and dreaming (perhaps) that he had got up and achieved a chamber-pot.

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  • Menelaus had scarcely ceased speaking when Trimalchio snapped his fingers; the eunuch, hearing the signal, held the chamber-pot for him while he still continued playing.


  • We noted other innovations as well, for two eunuchs were stationed at opposite sides of the ring, one of whom held a silver chamber-pot, the other counted the balls; not those which bounced back and forth from hand to hand, in play, but those which fell to the ground.


  • This seems a good opportunity to repeat one of my favourite trivial facts: Margaret Rutherford's father murdered his own father (who was Benn's great-grandfather) by banging him repeatedly on the head with a chamber-pot.

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  • When you are hearing a matter between party and party, if you chance to be pinched with the colic, you make faces like mummers; set up the bloody flag against all patience; and, in roaring for a chamber-pot, dismiss the controversy bleeding the more entangled by your hearing: all the peace you make in their cause is, calling both the parties knaves.

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  • No chamber-pot in the room, owing to the negligence of the maid.

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  • Our dormitory was a barn-like room with thirty beds close together, and a tub to serve as a common chamber-pot.

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  • Another man, victim of a bladder disease, got up and noisily used his chamber-pot half a dozen times during the night.

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  • In it were six blankets, a chamber-pot, a hot water pipe, and nothing else whatever.

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