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Phil  •  Link

Toilet, latrine, etc.

Cumgranissalis  •  Link

A popular ref. to the privy be jakes, a term used by the betters centuries later.
"...stretching W to a jakes standing there. The viewers say that above the same jakes, the party [sic] ought to have 8 ft. 8 in. E and W and 2 ft. N and S for the fall of his jakes in a vault lying there between the parties as it was at the time of his purchase....."
more for the enquiring mind.
From: 'Misc. MSS Box 91 [C]: 1550-51 (nos 267-316)', London viewers and their certificates, 1508-1558: Certificates of the sworn viewers of the City of London (1989), pp. 104-18. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?com.... Date accessed: 11 August 2005.

cgs  •  Link

lifted from the OED
1652 in Rec. Early Hist. Boston (1877) II. 109 It is ordered that noe house of Office..shall stand within twentie foot of any high way.

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