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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.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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They tell me there's some people in this world takes a bath every week!
The frowsy sponge boats keep coming in with the obliging air of retrievers,
A Turkish bath—that marble paradise of sherbert and sodomy.
George Gordon Noel Byron