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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spunge spŭnj A sponge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spunge etc. Obsolete spellings of sponge, etc.
    • spunge A simplified, and former, spelling of sponge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spunge spunj v. and a form of sponge.
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In literature:

After many ups and downs he became an inmate of the spunging-house of the infamous Scoldwell, who was afterwards transported.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
And the next time you're locked up in a spunging-house, just wait there till I come and take you out, there's a good fellow.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
You can't go on spunging upon the women.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
For spunging and brushing Robyn Hods cotys .
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
Merchants also, and others, are very careful to conceal their wealth, lest they be made spunges.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Now and again a shell would burst near by with a kind of hollow "spung", but for some reason we didn't seem to mind.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
But the volunteers should be disciplined and paid: we are not so poor that we need spunge on anyone.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
If any should, however, insinuate itself, the boatman carries a piece of spunge, with which he dries it up.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
Gunners, spunge your ordnance!
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
Sorn, to spunge, to live upon.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
Only two flames uniting produce a third; but a flame and a name, or a flame and a spunge, produce a hiff and nothing.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Tavern kitchens, spunging-house parlours, the back-slums of London streets, are drawn from the realities with unflinching vigour.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Who's he to be wallowing in gold, when a better man is groping crusts in the gutter and spunging for rum?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He would not spunge upon the house at Queen's Gate.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
The practice of spunging, or the intrusion of strangers at entertainments, has long been very prevalent in Arab towns.
"The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I." by Anonymous
If you use spunge-cake, you need not put it in the oven.
"Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed." by Sulpice Barué
You can't go on spunging upon the women.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
A spunge filled with a red mixture was concealed betwixt his body and the doe skin, which had five inscissures.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
I found his Lungs contracted, and dry as a Spunge.
"The Travels and Adventures of James Massey" by Simon Tyssot de Patot