Definitions

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  • n. A reservoir for urine, etc., for manure.

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  • n. A reservoir for urine, etc., for manure.

Etymologies

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Latin urinarium.

Examples

  • So excessive was the Roman horror of obscenity that even physicians were compelled to use a euphemism for _urina_, and though the _urinal_ or _vas urinarium_ was openly used at the dining-table (following a custom introduced by the Sybarites, according to Athenæus, Book XII, cap. 17), the decorous guest could not ask for it by name, but only by a snap of the fingers (Dufour, op. cit., vol. ii, p. 174).

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • (It's worse than when you get the large drink at the movies, and right around the time the denouement begins, you have to run to the urinarium.

    saru-san Diary Entry

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