cesspit cesspit

Definition(s):

  • (n) a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Like anyone else who touched that cesspit, he had collected some powerful enemies--and at least one ally.
  2. They stand on slatted floors so their wastes drop into a trough below that is flushed periodically into a nearby cesspit.

News

  • Column: A mayor is only as good as his city

    By Zachary Karabell The New York City mayoral race is entering its final days, and it seems all but certain that Bill de Blasio will be the new master of City Hall. That's prompted anxiety among some in New York, best encapsulated by an ad run by Republican challenger Joseph Lhota warning that the city would revert to a 1970s crime-ridden cesspit if de Blasio is elected. Not only is this fear ...
    on October 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "The civilized nations of the world must condemn these sorts of things," Odinga told a news conference. "Mr. Kibaki should not be allowed to follow Mr. (Robert) Mugabe and take Kenya to the cesspit."
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: Reuters

  2. In the note Brady said: "Smoking has been banned here in the pretentious hope that it will make the public mistake this regressive cesspit of feral retardation as a hospital. It means I'm being habitually force-fed to enjoy the remaining luxury of...
    on Dec 20, 2008 By: Ian Brady Source: Click Liverpool

  3. "Guy brings an energy and an expertise at physicality and action while being faithful to the period," Law said. "The Victorian London that Holmes and Watson were working in was the cesspit of the world. They're dealing with criminals and...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Jude Law Source: Calcutta Telegraph

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