from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cart used to remove the contents of privies by night.
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Decent men shun coming in contact with either of them, as they would avoid a night-cart, or other vehicle of filth.
Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture; In which Certain Demagogues in Tennessee, and Elsewhere, are Shown Up in Their True Colors