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sponge cloth

any cloth loosely woven of coarse yarn to produce a spongy look or texture, especially one constructed in honeycomb weave.
Origin of sponge cloth
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • (But not with sponge cloth, only with iron and wet bottoms with sponge).

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
  • Roll evenly until cloth to be shrunk is thoroughly covered, sides and ends with sponge cloth.

    The Copeland Method Vanness Copeland
British Dictionary definitions for sponge cloth

sponge cloth

any of various porous fabrics, usually made in a loose honeycomb weave
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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