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human excreta used as fertilizer

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Effect of fluctuating temperature regime on psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of nightsoil. Defence Sci.
There was also nightsoil, the contents of outside earth closets which were used in some parts of Liverpool until World War II.
And if you want to know why The streets grunt now Under rank garbage Under the weight of decay, of nightsoil More than ever before They will point triumphantly, very triumphantly At their well-made timetable: "We shall get there soonest: nightsoil clearance is next on the list" (Ofeimun 1980: 5).
I found the whole areas of the cellars of both houses were full of nightsoil to the depth of three feet, which had been permitted for years to accumulate from the overflow of the cesspools.
Lives running out like something foul, nightsoil from a cesspipe, a measured dripping in the dark.
In South Africa, most of those who worked for municipalities as refuse and nightsoil collectors came from his part of the world.
They are particularly convenient for transporting nightsoil to the fields.
His Tennessee River is a slow-moving septic mass, a colossal intestinal tract, beside which the damned and forgotten give themselves over to drink and debauchery, their "lives running out like something foul, nightsoil from a cesspipe, a measured dripping in the dark."