Bath sponge

any of various common sponges, of the family Spongiidae, that have a skeletal network composed of fibers of spongin: collected in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean for their commercial value.
Historical Examples

Then I begin again, but I stop at six in the second series and cross myself upon the breast with the bath sponge.
The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull


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