Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Specifically, in ceramics, decorated with designs transferred to the ware by means of a piece of sponge cut in a pattern and dipped into the coloring preparation.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sponge.

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Examples

  • Now and then she was successful in defying pain; but by some odd revenge of nature, what she learned in such circumstances was afterward wiped as completely from her memory as an old sum is sponged from a slate.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • While taking his customary siesta one afternoon, a wild young fellow -- one of his noble poor relations, who "sponged" at the castle -- happened to pass along a corridor outside of the very hall where his Highness was snoring.

    Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home

  • Mrs Martin was a widow and a washerwoman, and had a ne'er-do-well brother, a fisherman, who frequently "sponged" upon her.

    The Lively Poll A Tale of the North Sea

  • While taking his customary siesta one afternoon, a wild young fellow -- one of his noble poor relations, who "sponged" at the castle -- happened to pass along a corridor outside of the very hall where his Highness was snoring.

    Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

  • Using a damp cloth, I carefully sponged the days-old sweat from her body while Blood Thorn sat to one side, a beautifully carved trencher in his lap, spooning food to her by the bite.

    Fire The Sky

  • He sponged up meanings for finesse, rubber and dummy.

    Three-handed Bridge

  • He has a smell like my mom's spice rack that hasn't been sponged for ages.

    Shoes

  • Using a damp cloth, I carefully sponged the days-old sweat from her body while Blood Thorn sat to one side, a beautifully carved trencher in his lap, spooning food to her by the bite.

    Fire The Sky

  • At the factory, massive steel beams carry colorful sponged writing.

    The Queen of Mugs and Saucers

  • He sponged up meanings for finesse, rubber and dummy.

    Three-handed Bridge

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