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sponger

a person or ship employed in collecting sponges
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We are not talking about scroungers or spongers who are getting something for nothing.
CRYSTAL He seems to take delight in having a go at benefit claimants classing them as spongers or as he says, "workshy".
Those of us who work with or on behalf of asylum seekers can tell you horrific stories of what makes them leave behind their homes, friends and families to seek refuge in places where they are rarely welcome, and where they are looked upon as spongers taking homes and jobs which should be ours - which could not be further from the truth.
The researchers observed that 10 out of the 11 females, but just two of the eight males, became spongers themselves, generally within two to three years.
We all love seeing celebrity spongers eating kangaroo anus and the like, but maybe Channel 4 have finally found something the UK can't stomach.
Nice to see someone make a bob or two out of that bunch of spongers.
Both the spongers and non-spongers in the study share similar mitochondrial DNA, which led the researchers to the conclusion that the use of sponges is not hereditary but learned socially.
The researchers say that the spongers belong almost exclusively to a single maternal lineage, although sponging doesn't follow any of the patterns that would be expected if it were genetically based.
The police have also handed over these minor spongers multiple times to Edhi but they re-emerge from the surroundings of the shrine' he deplored.
Some spongers are making a living out of illegitimate claims and with [euro]15,000 as the average compo, is anyone really surprised?
In fact, the girls were "profit centres" for UK PLC, unlike their abusers who are probably useless spongers who have brought nothing to our country but disgrace.
If the Royal family didn't exist, the PS50m a year spent on their protection could go to much more worthy causes, rather than protecting a handful of Royal spongers.