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n.1.A sponge.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Which tossed a sudden horror like a spunge Into all eyes,--while himself stood white upon The topmost altar-stair and tried to speak, And failed, and lifted higher above his head A letter, ..
Spunge 02 Academy The ska punksters who have been setting the pace for two decades now show no sign of slowing down as they hotfoot it to Newcastle this week.
Brands such as Spunge, Jack's Beard and El Patron cater to male consumers seeking premium grooming products at affordable prices.
Influenced by The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, Zebrahead, Rise Against, Blink 182, New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World, NoFX, Pennywise, MxPx, Pulley, Zero Down, Good Riddance, Fall out Boy, Four Year Strong, Bayside, The Cure, AFI, Millencolin, Bad Religion, Reel big fish, Less Than Jake, Spunge to name a few!
And in 1607, Edward Topsell, in The Historie of Foure-Footed Beasts, speaks of "writing tables, whereon they write with a pensil of iron or Brasse, and afterward deface and race it out againe with a spunge or linnen cloath" (628).
Meanwhile, the Vans Off The Wall stage will see a throwback to vintage ska-punk, with legends Spunge playing alongside headliners King Prawn.
In addition, there are a few words that he systematically spells differently, especially (notoriously, for some) the name of William Shakespeare ("Shakespear"), and other words such as show ("shew") or sponge ("spunge") (4).
They have supported bands such as Rancid, Stiff Little Fingers, Spunge and The Dead Pets to name but a few.
When the camera turns at Nerissa's direction to the Duke of Saxony's nephew whom Portia characterizes as a "spunge," he slouches red-faced, already far gone, and demands more wine be poured into his glass.
Tewkesbury ska/punks Spunge have announced an autumn tour which includes a date at Cardiff University's Solus Bar on November 28.
Abs What You Got, Hear'say Lovin Is Easy, 3SL Touch Me Tease Me, Donell Jones You Know That I Love You, Ash Envy, Goldrush Wide Open Sky, Cornershop Staging, Saint Etienne Action, Kosheen Harder, H & Claire Half A Heart, Spunge Roots, The Flaming Lips Do You Realise?, Paul Oakenfold Starry Eye Surprise, Milky Just The Way You Are