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Usage examples for porous

  1. But a name is porous. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  2. There was no blood in her veins, only water; no marrow in her bones, they were empty, and porous as a bird's. – The Putnam Tradition by Sonya Hess Dorman
  3. The outer covering should be warm but at the same time porous, to allow the escape of heat and of poisonous gases from the body. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  4. It is at once absorbed by clothing, curtains, carpets, porous walls, and by many other objects. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  5. I prefer hilltop with a sandy loam and a porous subsoil. – The Apple by Various
  6. No doubt nerves exist in the fascia, that change the fluid to gas, and force it through the spongy and porous system as a delivery by the vital chain of wonders, that go on all the time to keep nerves wholly pure. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  7. It seeps through the porous rock to subterranean channels. – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  8. The porous clay cracked like an egg- shell, the top coming off in one piece, with a few flying splinters; and I pressed the bouquet deep into the water. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. If Nature has not provided thorough drainage by means of a porous subsoil, the work must be done artificially. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  10. I prefer low land with a porous subsoil, and a northeast slope. – The Apple by Various
  11. On our right there was a shapeless, porous, yellowish mass, rising three or four feet above the ground. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  12. The motor power is called Sky- rallic, and is communicated throughout the whole Tube Line by Brosis, a porous metal running in thin narrow bands. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
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