Spongy lead(Chem.), sponge lead. See under Sponge.Spongy platinum. See under Platinum.

(Sponk) n. See Spunk.

(Spon"sal) a. [L. sponsalis, fr. sponsus a betrothal, fr. spondere, sponsum, to betroth. See Spouse, and cf. Esousal, Spousal.] Relating to marriage, or to a spouse; spousal.

(Spon"si*ble) a. [Abbrev. from responsible.] responsible; worthy of credit. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Spon"sion) n. [L. sonsio, fr. spondere, sponsum, to promise solemnly.]

1. The act of becoming surety for another.

2. (Internat. Law) An act or engagement on behalf of a state, by an agent not specially authorized for the purpose, or by one who exceeds the limits of authority.

(Spon"sion*al) a. Of or pertaining to a pledge or agreement; responsible. [R.]

He is righteous even in that representative and sponsional person he put on.
Abp. Leighton.

(Spon"son) n. (Shipbuilding) (a) One of the triangular platforms in front of, and abaft, the paddle boxes of a steamboat. (b) One of the slanting supports under the guards of a steamboat. (c) One of the armored projections fitted with gun ports, used on modern war vessels.

(Spon"sor) n. [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See Spose.]

1. One who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety.

2. One who at the baptism of an infant professes the Christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.

(Spon*so"ri*al) a. Pertaining to a sponsor.

(Spon"sor*ship) n. State of being a sponsor.

(Spon`ta*ne"i*ty) n.; pl. Spontaneities [Cf. F. spontanéité.]

Spongiose to Sport

(Spon"gi*ose` Spon"gi*ous) , a. [L. spongious, spongeosus: cf. F. spongieux. See Sponge.] Somewhat spongy; spongelike; full of small cavities like sponge; as, spongious bones.

(||Spon`gi*o*zo"a) n. pl. [NL., Gr. sponge + an animal.] (Zoöl.) See Sponglæ.

(Spon"go*blast) n. [Gr. sponge + -blast.] (Zoöl.) One of the cells which, in sponges, secrete the spongin, or the material of the horny fibers.

(Spon"goid) a. [Gr. sponge + -oid.] Resembling sponge; like sponge.

(Spon"gy) a.

1. Soft, and full of cavities; of an open, loose, pliable texture; as, a spongy excrescence; spongy earth; spongy cake; spongy bones.

2. Wet; drenched; soaked and soft, like sponge; rainy. "Spongy April." Shak.

3. Having the quality of imbibing fluids, like a sponge.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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