The biggest pre-election issue, Haredi sponging and shirking of military service, was captured by Yair Lapid.
Essentially, sponging made sure there were no sparks in the bore when the new charge was put in.
I found Susan sponging his shirt-front, and Susan and I are as good as engaged.
As I was sponging the dry and parched lips, I glanced at the picture of her whom he loved so well.
Mixed with water it is cooling and invigorating for sponging the body.
I've been up to see the United States Commissioner an' got charts of the sponging grounds an' took out papers for the ship.
Daily sponging of the patient with tepid water (85 to 90 F.) should be practiced.
Large, shiny, horizontal-leaved plants require a weekly sponging to remove the inevitable dust which settles on them.
I'm to be a poor, crawling beggar, sponging for rum, when I might be rolling in a coach!
When Emily came to she found Mrs. Shagarach sponging her forehead, while her son was washing his hands in a basin of bloody water.
Old English sponge, spunge, from Latin spongia "a sponge," also "sea animal from which a sponge comes," from Greek spongia, related to spongos "sponge," borrowed from an unknown source. The Latin word is the source of Old Saxon spunsia, Middle Dutch spongie, Old French esponge, Spanish esponja, Italian spugna. To throw in the sponge "quit, submit" (1860) is from prizefighting, in reference to the sponges used to cleanse the faces of combatants between rounds (cf. later throw in the towel). Sponge-cake is attested from 1808.
late 14c., "to soak up with a sponge," from sponge (n.). The slang sense of "to live in a parasitic manner" is attested from 1670s; sponger (n.) in this sense is from 1670s. Originally it was the victim who was known as the sponge (c.1600), because he or she was being "squeezed." Related: Sponged; sponging.
Any of numerous aquatic invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera.
The light, fibrous, absorbent skeleton of certain of these organisms.
A piece of absorbent porous material, such as cellulose, plastic, or rubber, used especially for washing and cleaning.
A gauze pad used to absorb blood and other fluids, as in surgery or in dressing a wound.
A contraceptive sponge.
To indulge and pamper someone to an extreme: Spoiling your kid rotten from the start? (1970+)
occurs only in the narrative of the crucifixion (Matt. 27:48; Mark 15:36; John 19:29). It is ranked as a zoophyte. It is found attached to rocks at the bottom of the sea.