: human feces used especially for fertilizing the soil
Examples of night soil in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe night soil temperatures are not ideal to put them out yet.
oregonlive, 1 May 2021 For millennia, people collected these precious substances—often in the wee hours, giving rise to the term night soil—and used them to grow food.
Julia Rosen, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2021
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