NUL WASTE, pleading. This is the general issue in an action of waste. Co. Entr. 700 a, 708 a. The plea of, nul waste admits nothing, but puts the whole declaration in issue; and in support of this plea the defendant may give in evidence anything which proves that the act charged is no waste, as that it happened by tempest, lightning, and the like. Co. Litt. 283 a; 3 Saund. 238, n. 5.