latrine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n latrine a public toilet in a military area
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Latrine lȧ*trēn" A privy, or water-closet, esp. in a camp, hospital, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n latrine A privy; a water-closet; especially, a water-closet in a public place, as in factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Latrine lat′rin a privy or water-closet in barracks, factories, hospitals, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. latrina,: cf. F. latrines,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. lavatrina, latrinalavāre, to wash.

Usage

In literature:

The wind came to them full of a stench of latrines and of the exhaust of motors.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
They also said that they were compelled to do much more than their share of fatigue work in connection with the latrines.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
They maintained a sentry of their own, whose duty it was to watch for and report our trips to the latrine.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
It was dark when he reached camp again after setting the snares and pausing to dig a small latrine pit.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
Latrines.= Numerous latrines must be constructed in the trenches' earth.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Now, at the risk of being a little tedious, we propose to describe in some detail the "day" latrines in use in this old jail.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
Each tent should be trenched and placed some distance from the water supply and from the latrine.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The western chamber has in its north-west angle a latrine, or garderobe, in the thickness of the wall.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Number Four changed by the addition of an extra latrine for the second floor.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire
Wash houses and latrines are necessary and they must be kept clean.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
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In poetry:

In the restrooms all was cool
& silent
w/the salt-green of latrines.
Blankets were needed.
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

This tree's broad canopy provides a shady spot for latrines at White Gables.
Latrines of the Essenes .
Archaeologists, it seems, will dig anything, even latrines.
Today, July 7, 2009, Hannah (a student in the Heidelberg University archaeological field school) discovered this hard rubber ring in the 1862-1863 prison hospital latrine.
The Kedoteng sludge cart can maneuver through Jakarta 's narrow streets to service latrines.
We are finding many animal bones in the sink ( latrine ) from Block 8 being excavated this year.
It was a first in my more than 22 years on the White House beat: coverage of a presidential latrine inspection.
Police save newborn dumped in pit latrine .
WINDHOEK, Namibia — Police say they saved a newborn from a pit latrine in a Namibian village, days after a local charity said 40 fetuses and infants are left to die each month.
Aiyambo said the baby was dumped in a neighbor's latrine and discovered Tuesday morning.
What's better than pitching a tent and getting back to nature–the glow of the campfire, the sunset filtering through the trees … the mosquitos, the latrines, the sagging air mattress.
The Kedoteng sludge cart can maneuver through Jakarta's narrow streets to service latrines.
Latrine assault is recalled during Lackland trainer's hearing.
FS8340 discovered by Brandi Oswald, a Heidelberg University studentStudents working with the total station to map artifacts and features within the latrine.
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