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- v. absorb as if with a sponge
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There are the tastes, of course, but the smells, sounds, and textures should not be discounted: the gurgle of Fortissimo as it is poured into a glass; the slight crunch of the onions; the dusting of sesame seeds on the bread we useJoey and I use, at leastto sponge up the last of the succulent gravy.