from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The industry of breeding and rearing sponges.
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"I heard a good deal about that sponge-farming business," said Colin, when the other boy told him this.
"You were saying that the Bureau of Fisheries is going to take up sponge-farming?" the prospective buyer asked.
"I'm sorry Mr. Collier was called away this afternoon, but I may as well give a preliminary look over this sponge-farming business and you boys might as well come along.