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 for pore
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pore \Pore\, n. [F., fr. L. porus, Gr. ? a passage, a pore. See
     Fare, v.]
     1. One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable
        membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.
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     2. A minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the
        constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the
        pores of stones.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pore \Pore\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Poring.] [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to
     poke, thrust, Gael. purr.]
     To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the
     attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now
     usually with over."Painfully to pore upon a book." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The eye grows weary with poring perpetually on the same
           thing.                                   --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pore
      n 1: any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
      2: any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
      3: a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases
         and water vapor can pass [syn: stoma, stomate, pore]
      v 1: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your
           studies and not on your hobbies" [syn: concentrate,
           focus, center, centre, pore, rivet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "pore":
     Eustachian tube, Fallopian tube, aperture, avenue, blowhole,
     broaching, canal, cavity, channel, chasm, check, chute, clearing,
     cleft, con, crack, debouch, disclosure, door, duct, egress,
     emunctory, escape, estuary, examine, exhaust, exit, fenestra,
     fistula, floodgate, flume, fontanel, foramen, gap, gape, gat,
     go over, gulf, hiatus, hole, hollow, inlet, interval, intestines,
     lacuna, laying open, leak, loophole, meatus, opening, opening up,
     orifice, ostium, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet,
     oviduct, passageway, perforation, peruse, pore over, port, read,
     sally port, salpinx, scrutinize, slot, sluice, space, spiracle,
     split, spout, stoma, study, tap, thoracic duct, throwing open,
     uncorking, unstopping, ureter, urethra, vagina, vas, vent, ventage,
     venthole, vessel, vomitory, way out, weir, yawn
  
  

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