Definition of Night soil

1. Noun. Human excreta used as fertilizer.

Generic synonyms: Manure



Definition of Night soil

1. Noun. (archaic euphemistic) Human faeces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night Soil

night night
night out
night owl
night owls
night pain
night people
night person
night porter
night raven
night rider
night school
night schools
night shift
night sight
night snake
night soil (current term)
night soil man
night soil men
night stick
night sweats
night terror
night terrors
night vision
night watch
night watches
night watchman
night watchman state
night watchmen
night wind
nightbird

Literary usage of Night soil

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1. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"Real Danger of Night-soil. It was thought formerly that various chemical substances prejudicial to health are liable to be produced by the decay of human ..."

2. Collection and Disposal of Municipal Refuse by Rudolph Hering, Samuel Arnold Greeley (1921)
"It is very seldom that the actual quantity of night-soil is recorded. ... The house treatment of night- soil and dead animals has been discussed in Chapter ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1914)
"night soil. night soil is concentrated sewage and contains much less moisture than what we commonly recognize as sewage. It resembles more nearly the sludge ..."

4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1875)
"REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER .OF AGRICULTURE. Speaking of the value of night-soil as a fertilizer, Mr. Clift said : I have been in the habit ..."

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