The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption.
In the cesspool of cynicism that is Indian politics, we thought his train ride struck a blow instead for a degree of idealism.
Texas has been a cesspool for injury lawyers, and he made major changes—and the proof of it was they all moved to Oklahoma.
also cess-pool, 1670s, the first element perhaps an alteration of cistern, perhaps a shortened form of recess [Klein]; or the whole may be an alteration of suspiral (c.1400), "drainpipe," from Old French sospiral "a vent, air hole," from sospirer "breathe," from Latin suspirare "breathe deep" [Barnhart]. Meaning extended to "tank at the end of the pipe," which would account for a possible folk-etymology change in final syllable.
Other possible etymologies: Italian cesso "privy," from Latin secessus "place of retirement" (in Late Latin "privy, drain"); dialectal suspool, from suss, soss "puddle;" or cess "a bog on the banks of a tidal river."