water closet


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water closet a toilet in Britain
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  • Charles Dickens
    “They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.”


In literature:

I made a closet for the dishes, and a well in the body of the raft, where the kettle of milk could be kept cool in the water.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
He kept a tub of ice-water in a closet, in which he occasionally bathed his throbbing temples.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
He would again inquire if it were not possible to obtain a closed water closet for the sick.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
It may get on water-closet seats and infect others.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
This was his washing apparatus and water-closet.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Have you water-closets with modern plumbing?
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Pope, on the election of one in a water-closet, 142.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
There's a bowl and water in that closet; and towels.
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
I have known a woman who would not allow her husband to shut himself in the water-closet, for fear he would take the servant with him!
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
All this ran through my mind whilst sitting on the water-closet.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous