from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act denoted by the verb ‘sponge.’
  • noun In curing yellow tobacco, a staining of the face side of the leaf of a dull Spanish brown, due to insufficient heat in the process of fixing the color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from sponge, v.
  • (Eng. Law) a bailiff's or other house in which debtors are put before being taken to jail, or until they compromise with their creditors. At these houses extortionate charges are commonly made for food, lodging, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of sponge.


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