You ain't goin' to do no spongin' off me just because I'm marryin' your sister.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
If 'twas Alvin Baker you ought to be ashamed of yourself, spongin' on him for your vittles.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I've never been used to bein' a loafer, spongin' on my relations.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
You don't count on spongin' a livin' out of a poor little woman like aunt Dorcas, I hope?
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
I can't stay an' be spongin' on you folks any longer, it wouldn't be proper.
"Dave Porter in the South Seas" by Edward Stratemeyer
The amount of spongin present is also different in different species.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale