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Chinese latrine buckets airing

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I spent a few days within the city and was permitted to make many sketches of Chines apartments. It would seem that in the better class of houses each room is provided with a large wooden bucket with close-fitting cover. These buckets are emptied every day by a man who makes the rounds for the purpose. They are scrubbed by the aid of small shells (Arca granosa) which have upon them numerous ribs and nodules Rows of these buckets may be seen airing in the back-yard - a suggestion of cleanliness that should be recognized, in spite of the revolting idea of ever having such receptacles in the house over night.

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Latrines of the East
By Edward S Morse
Published in 1893
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