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WHAT DOES PUBLIC LAVATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A public toilet is a room or small building containing one or more toilets and possibly also urinals which is available for use by the general public, or in a broader meaning of "public", by customers of other services. Public toilets are commonly separated by gender into male and female facilities, although some can be unisex, particularly the smaller or single occupancy types. Increasingly, public toilets incorporate accessible toilets and features to cater for people with disabilities. Public toilets may be unattended or be staffed by a janitor, or attendant, provided by the local authority or the owner of the larger building. In many cultures, it is customary to tip the attendant, while other public toilets may charge a small fee for entrance, sometimes through use of a coin operated turnstile. Some venues such as nightclubs may feature a grooming service provided by an attendant in the toilet. They are typically found in railway stations, schools, bars, restaurants, nightclubs or filling stations as well as on longer distance public transport vehicles. Portable toilets are often provided at festivals and at temporary events for public use.
Synonyms and antonyms of public lavatory in the English dictionary of synonyms
WORDS RELATING TO «PUBLIC LAVATORY»
Translation of «public lavatory» into 25 languages
The translations of public lavatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «public lavatory» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC LAVATORY» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «public lavatory» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «public lavatory» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about public lavatory
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUBLIC LAVATORY»
Discover the use of public lavatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to public lavatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
True to Life Upper-Intermediate Class Book
A lot of graffiti had been scrawled over them in the course of its history as a publiclavatory. I have taken photographs of everything, so I can show people what it
was like. One of the things I like best about the building is the light which streams
Ruth Gairns, Stuart Redman, 1998
Number One Chicken
So this public lavatory has been here for three generations, from the time
Whisper Park was opened.” “So the takings from this lavatory housed, fed and
clothed his family for three generations?” “That's right; you're clever. His
grandfather slept ...
G C Soh, 2014
The Homosexual(ity) of law
During that period the police conducted a surveillance exercise and documented
his bebaviour in the following terms: At 1 1.10 he entered the public lavatory at
Piccadilly Circus and remained there four or five minutes; he then walked to ...
Leslie Moran, 2002
Unlocking the English Legal System
Members of the public had complained of the behaviour of a man in a publiclavatory. Police officers were stationed in the lavatory following these complaints
in order to catch the offender. They witnessed the defendant masturbating and
Rebecca Huxley-Binns, Jacqueline Martin, 2014
Ancient Water Technologies
A similar small central reservoir also existed in one public lavatory of Thira and
perhaps had an equivalent function. Besides these elements there was a small
sedimentation tank in the lavatory in Askleipieion on Kos, which also regulated
Larry W. Mays, 2010
Sexuality in the Legal Arena
The law report describes the incident in the following way: At 1 1.10 he [Horton]
entered the public lavatory at Piccadilly Circus and remained there four or five
minutes; he then walked to Leicester Square, where he entered the publiclavatory ...
Didi Herman, Carl Stychin, 2000
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
Used by some teenagers for 'chilled out' UK, 2003 cotics noun narcotics,
especially heroin US, 1942 cottage noun a public lavatory used for homosexual
encounters UK, 1932 cottage verb to seek homosexual contact in a public urinal.
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
A Journey Through Ruins: The Last Days of London
When he came across the derelict public lavatory, he recognized it as a place in
which to 'initiate projects'. 'I see it as a context', he explains, and certainly not 'a
space' of the sort that might ever be converted into a conventional gallery.
Patrick Wright, 2009
Law, Religion and Homosexuality
... sexual activities in a public place knowing that they could be seen by a non-
participating party – Baroness Noakes claimed that this 'legitimises what is
known as “cottaging”; that is sex between homosexuals in a public lavatory
provided that ...
Paul Johnson, Professor Paul Johnson, Robert Vanderbeck, 2014
Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender
Urinettes. A short-lived experiment took place in London circa 1898, when so-
called urinettes were installed on a trial basis in an unnamed women's publiclavatory. Smaller than conventional water closets, with curtains instead of doors,
Olga Gershenson, Barbara Penner, 2009
9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUBLIC LAVATORY»
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Woman ends life at public lavatory
Police said Jyoti had set herself on fire on July 1 at a public lavatory at Sweeper Colony in Thakkar gram following a domestic dispute. She was rushed to ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
'Scary' public loo drenches locals
Women are "frightened" to use a town centre public lavatory because the door is ... on the council to replace the button-operated lavatory in Woking, Surrey. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
How to avoid 'splashback' in a public lavatory
Prof Tadd Truscott and Randy Hurd of Brigham Young University in Utah filmed streams of liquid as they hit lavatory walls, and analysed the resulting spray. «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 13»
From public loo to private home
When the architect Laura Clark told friends and family that she was planning to live in an underground former public lavatory in south-east London, responses ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 12»
Holy inappropriate! Vicar shocked as public lavatory starts talking to …
A vicar who popped into a public lavatory was so shocked by the recorded message of a female voice saying 'welcome' he has complained to the town council ... «Daily Mail, Aug 11»
At their convenience: How one family transformed a public lavatory …
Jon Du Croz and his partner, Emma Lally, are a perfect example, having transformed what was once a dark and dingy Oxfordshire public convenience and ... «Independent, Mar 11»
Disused public lavatory on sale for £100000
The sale has been welcomed by Avril Duke-Millar of the the Sheringham Enhancement Group, which has been campaigning for improved public toilets in the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 10»
Couple set up home in disused public lavatory with sea view
They decided to renovate the building, which had been a public lavatory for nearly a century before it was closed in the 1990s, when its lease came up five years ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 10»
Inventor of public lavatory honoured in Oxford Dictionary of National …
George Jennings gains a place for having invented the first public lavatories for the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851. He charged one penny for the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 09»
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