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When the fibers are stuffed into nylon stockings, made into so-called booms, they can quickly soak up oil.
Because the granules are porous, they soak up plastic resin and bond well to it.
A car park next to council offices on Campbell Park Road was last night sectioned off as officers continued their clean-up operation, using zinc and sawdust to soak up the chemical.
Make it a point to walk outside and soak up what little sun there is.
Even though the 56 funds tracking the S&P 500 soak up $59 billion of the $169 billion invested in index funds, there's a great deal of variety out on the market, covering everything from foreign stock markets to bonds.