Finger sponge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Finger sponge (Zoöl) a sponge having finger-shaped lobes, or branches.
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Usage

In literature:

I got the finger in the water that I sponged with and it got blood poisoned.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Twelve sponge fingers, 4 oz.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Sponge, however, knew the way, and the darkness favored the adjustment of cravats and the fingering of hair.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Pour it into molds lined with thin sponge cake or lady fingers.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
Louise bent her hot face over the tawdry silks and satins, and clasped her parboiled little finger-tips over the wet sponge.
"Americans All" by Various
Line mold with lady fingers or slices of stale sponge cake.
"American Cookery" by Various
Line a mold with slices of sponge cake or lady fingers, and fill with the mixture.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Serve with rusks or sponge finger biscuits.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Spoon into a mold lined with lady fingers or slices of sponge cake and place on ice for one hour.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
After traversing the injured member with light and deft fingers, the Doctor procured a bowl of warm water, a sponge and a pair of scissors.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
With her movement the piece of sponge cake fell from her loosened fingers and rolled on the floor at her feet.
"The Ancient Law" by Ellen Glasgow
Lady-fingers or pieces of sponge-cake may be placed all around the dish.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
In Lincolnshire sponge finger biscuits are used.
"Curious Church Customs" by Various
Line dish with sponge cake or lady fingers, fill with whipped cream and serve cold.
"New Royal Cook Book" by Anonymous
At its base is spread a stock of silicious sponges (Halichondria) (4), with short, finger-shaped branches (vol.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
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In poetry:

When once the twilight locks no longer
Locked in the long worm of my finger
Nor damned the sea that sped about my fist,
The mouth of time sucked, like a sponge,
The milky acid on each hinge,
And swallowed dry the waters of the breast.
"When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

James Dewar, an 83-year-old widower, invented the little finger-sized, golden sponge cakes with a super-sweet creamed filling in 1930.
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