Noun : His mind is a sponge gathering historical data. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used with object) : to sponge up water. ,He sponged 40 bucks from his friend and went to the city. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used without object) : He came back home and sponged off his family for a while. From Dictionary.com.
Sometimes a wet stain goes through the carpet to the spongelike padding below. From Wordnik.com. [How To Avoid Housework] Reference
Next, the scrambled eggs, which had spongelike mounds of torn-up, dry bread soaking in them already, was poured straight in. From Wordnik.com. [Flowering Broccoli & Stale Bread Frittata] Reference
When it hits the ceiling, it meets a grid of spongelike diffusers that spread the music back over the audience with an almost golden quality. From Wordnik.com. [WYNTON MARSALIS AND THE TEMPLE OF JAZZ] Reference
The spongelike carpet underneath the forest holds the water until it has had time to soak into the earth from which it later emerges as springs. From Wordnik.com. [Conservation Reader] Reference
As I pick up the sheet of stamps, the caterpillar advances around and around the edge, and I see his feet: three pairs under the head, four spongelike pairs under the middle body, and two final pairs at the tip, pink as a puppy's hind legs. From Wordnik.com. ["A Caterpillar on the Desk"] Reference
Sexsmith sits there spongelike, soaking it all in. From Wordnik.com. [canada.com Top Stories] Reference
Unless you consider something spongelike to be sentient, it doesn't work. From Wordnik.com. [Pharyngula] Reference
The new material is part of a class of materials made of spongelike frameworks of inorganic elements. From Wordnik.com. [ScienceNOW] Reference
The bottom of the valley was soggy with water, which the thick moss held, spongelike, close to the surface. From Wordnik.com. [Love of Life and Other Stories] Reference
Once the cells are there, they take up temporary residence inside spongelike holes within the polymer, allowing time for the cells to become highly active. From Wordnik.com. [Technology Review RSS Feeds] Reference
And he ran up the drive, conscious at last that it might be prudent to get himself into something less spongelike than his present attire as quickly as possible. From Wordnik.com. [Robert Elsmere] Reference
When the boys got spongelike, they went and transformers the movie up the atmosphere greasily the padova and thirstily benzenoid to me to flooring me how uncontested they were. From Wordnik.com. [Rational Review] Reference
They found chemical traces left by what they believe to be an 850-million-year-old, spongelike organism - possibly the oldest evidence of an animal ancestor ever found on Earth. From Wordnik.com. [Dose.ca Music briefs] Reference
Activated carbon has a complex, spongelike molecular structure - a single gram can have a surface area of 500 to 1,500 square meters (or about the equivalent of one to three basketball courts). From Wordnik.com. [Peak Energy] Reference
Shapes several millimeters across, like the one marked in red, might be cross sections of the oldest fossils of animal bodies yet found, from spongelike creatures preserved in Australian limestone. From Wordnik.com. [Latest Science News Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, Articles and Book Reviews] Reference
This could explain why samples of Stromboli rock contain many tiny crystals - because the top of Stromboli is a spongelike plug of crystals and gas bubbles that releases lots of gas every few minutes. From Wordnik.com. [PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories] Reference
Instead of large bubbles that pop at the top of Stromboli's conduits - pipelike openings that connect the volcano's magma chamber to the Earth's surface - Suckale thinks that the eruptions are caused by a spongelike plug located within the conduit, similar to a cork in a champagne bottle, that fractures every few minutes as a result of pressure created by significantly smaller bubbles. From Wordnik.com. [PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories] Reference
It uses TWO preferments - a poolish (rather spongelike but a little gloppier) and a much stiffer bigalike piece of dough. the resulting bread is really great - based on a recipe for Acme’s Rustic Baguettes in Artisan Baking Across America by Maggie Glezer. From Wordnik.com. [Tigers & Strawberries » Bean Cuisine I: Country French Flageolet Stew] Reference
When the changes produced by congestion are visible, as in the eye, the nostril, the mouth, the genital organs, and on the surface of the body in white or unpigmented animals, the part appears red from the increase of blood; it becomes swollen from the effusion of liquid into the spongelike connective tissues; it is at times more or less hot from the increased combustion; the part is frequently painful to the animal from pressure of the effusion on the nerves, and the function of the tissue is interfered with. From Wordnik.com. [Special Report on Diseases of the Horse] Reference
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