Entry from British & World English dictionary
A covered chamber pot enclosed in a wooden stool.
- In order to make sure of this, the law requires that chamber pots and close-stools be made of gold or silver, and that these metals should be used for nothing else other than jewelry for slaves, thus decreasing its appeal.
- People who have diarrhoea will often go to the close-stool.
- He was thinking of King Henry VIII's black velvet close-stool studded with 2,000 gold nails.
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