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bath sponge

any of various common sponges, of the family Spongiidae, that have a skeletal network composed of fibers of spongin: collected in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean for their commercial value. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The bath-sponge or slate-sponge consists simply of the hard parts or skeleton of a sponge animal.

  • My bath-sponge, soap, and nailbrush vigorously applied for a few seconds showed me that there was no picture to clean!

    Grim Tales Edith Nesbit

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