From this foul drain the greatest stream of human industry flows out to fertilize the whole world. From this filthy sewer pure gold flows. Here humanity attains its most complete development and its most brutish, here civilizationworks its miracles and civilized man isturned almost into a savage.
The sea is the universal sewer.1971Testimony before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 28 Jan.
He is the sewer, not the sewage.John Biffen, a Cabinet minister criticised in Ingham's briefing.