from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A room or booth containing a toilet and often a washbowl.

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  • n. a flush toilet, or the room, in a public place, containing one


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  • So the eunuch rose, bemused with sleep, and brought him basin and ewer, whereupon Kamar al-Zaman entered the water closet and did his need; 271 then, coming out made the Wuzu-ablution and prayed the dawn-prayer, after which he sat telling on his beads the ninety-and-nine names of Almighty Allah.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • While certain other armaments remained in the false bottom of the leather bag, the others were distributed in his usual manner: .45 automatic duct-taped to the underside of the box spring, handy when lying in bed; spring knife rolled into a windowshade, so it would drop into his hand when he pulled the shade all the way down; tiny snub-barreled .22 duct-taped to the underside of the water closet lid in the neat old-fashioned bathroom.

    Drowned Hopes


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