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velvet sponge

[OED idem 1882→] n. a fine, soft sponge, Hippiospongia equina meandriforrnis, once of commercial value: 1836 Velvet sponge . from the western side of Andros Island (Journal 118). 1977 Next in value [after the wool sponge] was the velvet, whose eyes were bigger (Albury 66). All the sponge die out and only could find on the mud grass sponge and wool sponge, but you cannot find any velvet since the sickness take over (Andros), (Gen)

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Last update: 2010-10-28 22:34
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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