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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of spunge.

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Examples

  • This scene was removed from the original book by editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, who noted, “science fiction already has an altogether sufficient number of spunged nipples, thank you very much.”

    OMW in the UK « Whatever

  • This scene was removed from the original book by editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, who noted, “science fiction already has an altogether sufficient number of spunged nipples, thank you very much.”

    2007 February 02 « Whatever

  • This the young Highlander performed, not without examining the pockets of the defunct, which, however, he remarked had been pretty well spunged.

    Waverley

  • Rather than see so considerable a cipher suddenly spunged out of his visionary ledger -- rather than so much money should vanish clean out of the family, Captain Higginbotham had taken what he conceived, if a desperate, at least a certain, step for the preservation of his property.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • He kept open house in town and country, getting laughed at, en parenthese, by the toadies who spunged upon him; failed; got into "the Gazette;" and?

    She and I, Volume 1

  • I have seen Mademoiselle Taglioni, after receiving a two hours 'lesson from her father, fall helpless upon the floor, and allow herself to be undressed, spunged, and again attired, without the least consciousness of what passed.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • Every effort to alleviate their sufferings is made; their nostrils are spunged with vinegar, which is also scattered in the hold.

    Journal Kept During The Russian War: From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854, To The Fall Of Sebastopol

  • She looked at herself in the glass, and spunged the mark of tears from her eyes, and smoothed her hair, and then descended.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

  • But to pass from hence to fanatic treachery, that is, from one twin to the other; how came such multitudes of our own nation, at the beginning of that monstrous (but still surviving and successful) rebel lion, in the year 1641, to be spunged of their plate and money, their rings and jewels, for the carrying on of the schismatical, dissenting, king-killing cause?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • "After his fashion," replied Emilius very gravely; "as if he were making game of love and of himself, with a dozen women at a time, and, if you would believe his words, raving after every one of them: but ere a week passes over his head, they are all spunged out of it, and not even a blot is left behind."

    The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck

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