One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A toilet which does not use water and has to be emptied manually.
lavatory, wc, water closet, convenience, public convenience, facilities, urinal, privy, latrine, outhouse, earth closet, jakesView synonyms
- ‘You don't have to fetch your water every day, you don't have to empty the honey bucket like we did before twice a day, you don't have to walk anymore, you have trucks, cars, skidoos, and so on.’
- ‘‘I drove what is affectionately known as the ‘honey bucket truck,’ which is the lavatory services truck,’ he said.’
- ‘In a village that lacks modern water and sewage utilities, that sometimes means hauling water, melting ice, doctoring an aging furnace or dealing with a ‘honey bucket’ system of waste disposal.’
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