sponge cloth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sponge cloth any soft porous fabric (especially in a loose honeycomb weave)
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Usage

In literature:

I raised myself with difficulty, and saw a basin of water, a sponge, bits of cloth, and a pocket-knife.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I refer to the use of a wet cloth or sponge, applied rapidly to the whole surface of the body.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
Bombazines, crape, cloth, &c., need only be rubbed with a sponge dipped in this liquor, and the stains will be instantly removed.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Shake well, and apply with a soft sponge or cloth.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
To take the shine from clothing, sponge the shiny places with boiling hot vinegar, rubbing vigorously, then press as usual.
"Food and Health" by Anonymous
In female children the vagina may become infected through the use of tainted sponges, wash cloths, etc.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Use only pure white soap, and a soft cloth is better than a sponge.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Pour this over the knee with a sponge or large soft cloth for an hour, adding hot water as it cools.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Put a few sunflower seeds in a small sponge or wrap them loosely in a piece of soft cloth.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Your piece of sponge you always have ready, and your cotton cloth as usual.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
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In news:

3/4 ounce fiber-glass cloth, 90% isopropyl alcohol, Z-Poxy finishing resin, mixing cups, stir stick, scissors, and sponges cut in small squares.
If you have heat-shrink covering on the other side of the wood, use a wet cloth sponge up against it to keep that cool while heating up the other side.
For cleaning and sanitizing hard floor surfaces, steam mops are a big improvement over the traditional cloth or sponge varieties.
With the help of a few key tools—a good sponge, a duster, some microfiber cloths, a push broom, and a scrub brush—you can totally transform your porch in 10 minutes or less.
To make matters worse, experts have linked germs found on sponges , cloths and chopping boards with a type of bacteria that can cause paralysis.
To avoid a serious health issue, you should wash all cloths, sponges and towels in water hotter than 140 degrees to kill germs, or disinfect them regularly.
This powdered formula is safe and easy to use by applying with a damp nylon brush, cloth or sponge.
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