When dried they are of very little use, and serve only to soak up good gravy, from which they take more flavour than they give.
It is so adjusted as to soak up all evidence that helps it, and shed all that harms it.
It will soak up the rest, and you can start the fire with them.
But he continued to soak up a little—not much, but a little.
“Not more than I can soak up,” replied ...