She later confessed to poring over botanical volumes in search of suitable poisons and scouring the woods for lethal mushrooms.
Arianne Cohen has learned a few things from poring over the sex diaries of 1,500 people.
I spent the next day poring over all of her tweets, old and new.
"gaze intently," early 13c., of unknown origin, with no obvious corresponding word in Old French. Perhaps from Old English *purian, suggested by spyrian "to investigate, examine," and spor "a trace, vestige." Related: Pored; poring.
"minute opening," late 14c., from Old French pore (14c.) and directly from Latin porus "a pore," from Greek poros "a pore," literally "passage, way," from PIE *por- "going, passage," from root *per- "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)).
A minute opening in an animal or plant tissue.
One of the minute openings of the sweat glands of the skin.