What does the word spongy mean?

Usage examples for spongy

  1. " In cold weather the moccasins were well stuffed with deer's hair, or dry leaves so as to keep the feet comfortably warm; but in wet weather it was usually said that wearing them was 'a decent way of going barefooted; ' and such was the fact, owing to the spongy texture of the leather of which they were made. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  2. My jacket was spongy, I had nothing to wrap her in, but she looked so wet and pitiful that I drew her towards me and slipped a dripping arm protectingly about her. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. W. Inferior spongy bone. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise