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n.1.An irregular, narrow, projecting part of a field.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With wide-open mouth he was breathing the towel-driven air furnished by two of the seconds, while listening to the counsel of still another second who talked with low voice in his ear and at the same time sponged off his face, shoulders, and chest.
His heated body was sponged with water, doused with it, and bottles were turned mouth-downward on his head.
You've not learned your trade yet, Samson.' Then he led me into my box, took off the saddle and bridle with his own hands, and tied me up; then he called for a pail of warm water and a sponge, took off his coat, and while the stable-man held the pail, he sponged my sides a good while, so tenderly that I was sure he knew how sore and bruised they were.
He sponged out lines and remade them; but he only distorted them more than ever, and the tittering was more pronounced.
She sponged a spot on her left cheek energetically.
I took her in my lap, and the surgeon sponged off the blood and took a needle and thread and began to sew it up; it had to have a lot of stitches, and each one made her scrunch a little, but she never let go a sound.
"Come, come, my girl, I said, "your past life is all sponged out.
Rochester opened the shirt of the wounded man, whose arm and shoulder were bandaged: he sponged away blood, trickling fast down.
I sponged the wound, cleaned it, dressed it, and finally covered it over with cotton wadding and carbolised bandages.
"After that, I'm sponged and rubbed down--and rest in the cottage."
And yet, as I read Krattenmaker's and Spong's books, I never felt truly included in the worldviews they presented.
Spong. "There are modeling estimates that [it's] between 1% and 13% in a first-trimester infection, but we don't have the hard and fast data."