They go naked, covering only the privies with some articles called bahaques, made from the bark of trees.
Danger, from drainage of barns and barnyards, 137;from leachings from privies and cesspools, 138.
Suppose the manure-pile in the barnyard also sends down its supply, and the privies contribute theirs.
For non-compliance with notice for the construction of drains, privies, &c., 10s.
If they are thrown into water-closets or privies, they should have added to them a portion of sulphate of iron.
Great attention is to be paid to the cleanliness of the privies.
The perfumers sometimes expose it to the fetid ammoniacal effluvia of privies for the same purpose.
Under these circumstances thorough disinfection of the privies checked the spread of the disease.
privies began to be erected at Warsaw for the first time only within these few years830.
Permanence, transience—Sir Ferdinando and his privies were gone, Crome still stood.
"private," early 13c., from Old French privé "friendly, intimate; a private place," from Latin privatus "private, personal" (see private (adj.)). Meaning "participating in (a secret)" (usually with to) is attested from late 14c. Related: Privily. Privy Council is from c.1300 in a general sense; specifically of the British government, first attested late 14c., as consaile priue. Privy member "organ of sex" is from late 13c.
"toilet," c.1200, from Old French privé, privee "latrine," literally "private place," from noun use of adjective privé (see privy (adj.)).
An outdoor toilet without plumbing; backhouse, Chic Sale (1662+)