Yellow sponge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yellow sponge a common and valuable commercial sponge (Spongia agaricina, variety corlosia) found in Florida and the West Indies.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Sponge then slips through, closely followed by Hangallows and a jockey in yellow, with a tail of three after them.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
He had a yellow Punching Bag, a Sponge, a Bath-Robe and several Towels.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Soon the tea was ready, and was served with generous slices of yellow sponge cake.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
This Harold is yellow-complected and yet he ain't the pure high yellow, neither; he's more the shade of a slice of scorched sponge cake.
"J. Poindexter, Colored" by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
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In news:

At the bottom of the ocean, inside a giant pineapple, lives a yellow, oblong sponge who likes to blow bubbles, eat more ice cream than is good for him and work as a fry cook.
PLANO — Wearing a braided headband in the yellow, green and red of Ethiopia's flag, Aster Teferra spooned slow-cooked lentils, chicken and spinach onto sponge bread Sunday at Ethiopian Day, an annual festival at Plano Centre.
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