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  1. catholenoun

    a small pit, dug in the earth by hikers etc in order to bury faeces

  2. catholenoun

    either of two circular holes cut in the stern of a sailing man of war on the level of the capstan, used for the passage of stern hawsers

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  1. Cathole

    A cathole or cat hole or sometimes pighole is a pit for human feces. Catholes are frequently used for the purpose of disposing of bowel movements or waste water (such as the water from cleaning the kitchen dishes) by hikers and others engaging in outdoor recreation. According to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, catholes should be dug at least 200 feet (60 m) from water sources, walking trails or campsites. Additionally, the same cathole should not be used twice. Catholes should be between 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) deep and disguised after use to prevent access by animals, some of which are coprophagous. The digging of catholes is forbidden in some regions of high elevation where the climate can hinder the decomposition of waste.

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  1. Cathole

    A cathole or cat hole is a pit for human feces. Catholes are frequently used for the purpose of disposing of bowel movements or waste water by hikers and others engaging in outdoor recreation. Catholes must be located at a reasonable distance from water sources, to avoid possible bacterial contamination of water via precipitation, as well as away from trails. It is recommended to avoid concentration of catholes around campsites. Filled catholes must be covered with a reasonably thick layer of soil, to prevent access by animals, some of which are coprophagous. In some areas, it is not appropriate to dispose of human feces through the use of catholes. For example some areas require special instructions on human waste disposal. In rocky places, with the absence of soil, it is advised to smear feces thinly over rocks that have good sun access for faster sterilization by UV radiation and drying or else to toss them into campfires so that the feces are incinerated. In larger snow fields, a larger distance from trails and campsites may be mandated, if the waste is being disposed under snow.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cathole in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cathole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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