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latrine lips

1. A person who uses obscenities, vulgarities, or profanities in their speech. Used especially in reference to a child or as a childish rebuke to an adult. Hey, you little latrine lips! If I hear you speaking like that around your grandmother again, you're going to be grounded for a week!
2. The use of such language Well, there's no need for the latrine lips, Rick. You could have just said "no" like a civilized person.
See also: latrine, lip

latrine rumor

dated In the military, any gossip, rumor, or unfounded information passed along in the latrines of soldiers. If the latrine rumors are to be believed, we're going to be relocated to an area outside of Danang next week. You shouldn't believe every latrine rumor you hear, son. When soldiers have too much time on their hands, they start spinning stories.
See also: latrine, rumor

latrine wireless

dated In the military, the informal system of gossip, rumors, or unfounded information proliferated through the latrines of soldiers. If the latrine wireless is to be believed, we're going to be relocated to an area outside of Danang next week. You shouldn't believe everything you hear on the latrine wireless, son. When soldiers have too much time on their hands, they start spinning stories.
See also: latrine, wireless

latrine lips

(ləˈtrin ˈlɪps)
n. a person who uses dirty language. Hey, latrine lips! Cool it!
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latrine rumor

(ləˈtrin ˈrumɚ)
n. any rumor, especially one that is alleged to spread at the latrine [general toilet facilities]. (see also furphy, scuttlebutt.) Somebody started spreading a latrine rumor about the colonel’s wife.
See also: latrine, rumor

latrine wireless

(ləˈtrin ˈwɑɪɚləs)
n. the free exchange of information and gossip at the general toilet facilities. (see also grapevine, latrine rumor. This wireless alludes to the older term for a radio, not to modern wireless telephony.) It came over the latrine wireless this morning. We’re all shipping out.
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Another member, Jonas Ndikumana explained that some residents' latrines were destroyed by heavy downpour though others didn't have them.
At each study area, we searched for otter latrines via canoe or by walking along the riverbanks from an access point (i.e., boat ramp or bridge).
Apart from improved sanitation, the country's 10 per cent of people use unimproved sanitation while 28 per cent shared latrine. Bangladesh government has set a target to achieve 100 per cent improved sanitation coverage and decrease the open defecation rate at zero per cent under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Preah Sihanouk city resident Korm Chan Saly told The Post that prior to the opening of the first public latrine at the Independence Beach, he had to pay to use private toilets, which he said were smelly and unhygienic.
She, however, said due to unreliable water supply in most parts of the country, her ministry would continue with usage of safe pit latrines at areas where water was scarce and also as a backup in some areas in case of interrupted water supply.
Indeed, in her last sentence, Koloski-Ostrow says she mapped latrines and sewers "to understand many larger questions about Roman society" (122).
Therefore, if not well managed, the use of EcoSan latrines and their pit contents may increase the transmission of diseases like diarrhoea and helminthiasis in the community.
The humanitarian aid organization has constructed 30 blocks of latrines, installed 7 hand washing facilities at UNMISS, and installed two water bladders with a combined capacity of 15,000 litres, it said.
But those who have access to latrines are also not entirely spared the sight and smell of feces flowing in open drains and spilling over streets.
Non utilisation of sanitary latrines are the main cause of Diarrhoea which is responsible for Bacterial, viral, Nematodes in origin caused diarrhoea and dehydration.
The United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) intervened through one of its Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) and, together with the local NGO United for the Protection of Human Rights (UPHR), had latrines built next to the quarantined home.
Ending open defecation in the developing world has gained significant policy attention recently, motivated by the idea that private demand for latrines lies below the social optimum.
A nine-month sanitation finance pilot in Kandal Province led to 1994 households purchasing latrines on credit providing evidence that access to finance can accelerate uptake of improved latrines for households including the poor.
Infected raccoons can shed thousands of eggs daily; transmission generally occurs at raccoon latrines where fecal material accumulates (4).
Though manual scavenging has been prohibited under Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines ( Prohibition) Act, 1993, several cases of manual scavenging were reported in the state of Gujarat as per the census report of 2011, the CAG's performance audit on ' Total Sanitation Campaign' ( TSC) said.