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- (historical) A chamber pot enclosed in a stool or box; a commode.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:, Folio Society. 2006, p.17:
- other Princes, […] to dispatch their weightiest affaires make often their close stoole, their regall Throne or Councel-chamber
- 2003, Mercedes Lackey/James Mallory, The Outstretched Shadow
- "No more midnight treks to the outhouse. No more close-stools or thundermugs a feature of even the most exalted houses in Armethalieh."