Trying to decide how we can help those in the sponger, if she strikes a ledge, sir.
He checked the flood of thanks on the sponger captain's lips.
No. 1, the sponger and rammer, had been killed by a pistol-shot.
And every blackguard and sponger who came along I accepted at his own valuation.
The Greek sponger 'Zenephone' was passing when she went under.
Then we walked down to his row-boat, and soon he was aboard the sponger.
The sponger lay at anchor on the sponging ground for nearly a week before the water was clear enough for work.
The deck of the sponger was piled with the result of the work of the week.
"You have still good cause for rejoicing," observed the sponger captain.
That word "sponger" as it came to Dan caused him to straighten himself up and step forward more quickly.