), generally in the plural Forĭcae.
A set of public water-closets, like the cabinets
of French cities, and put at the disposal of the passers-by for a small fee.
They were farmed out by contractors, as we learn from Juvenal (iii. 38). See the anecdote in
are not to be confounded with
the public urinals (dolia
) set at the street corners, and whose contents
were sold to the laundries for bleaching clothes. See Fullo