Definition of porous:
pory, holey, faulty, porose, poriferous, astringent, acceptable, impermeable, impervious, inefficient, worthless, impure, permeable, ineffective, photosensitive, absorbent, purposeless, leaky, solid, futile, pathetic, pointless, useless, defective, passable, harsh, penetrable.
- "A Living from the Land", William B. Duryee.
If the work is finished by emery paper only, and it requires much application of the same to efface the scraper marks, the evil will be induced that the emery cuts out the metal most where it is most porous, so that the finished surface is composed of minute hills and hollows, and the polish, though bright and free from marks, will not have that dead flat smooth appearance necessary to a really fine polish and finish; indeed, the finish is in this case to some extent sacrificed to obtain the polish.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement", Alva Agee.