Origin of sponger
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The Greek sponger 'Zenephone' was passing when she went under.
He checked the flood of thanks on the sponger captain's lips.
"We'll mow 'em down," said No. 1, the sponger and rammer, a boy of twenty.
No. 1, the sponger and rammer, had been killed by a pistol-shot.
At last word came that the sponger had struck on the nearby shoals.The Boy Scouts of the Life Saving Crew
- informal a person who lives off other people by continually taking advantage of their generosity; parasite or scrounger
- a person or ship employed in collecting sponges