The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.
All genre boundaries are porous, and the boundary between horror fiction and literary novels is especially so.
Instead of being an impenetrable wall on the frontier, the Pak Army has become a porous bale of cotton.
Their house, which has never been painted, is sagging and rotted and porous.
“The world is porous and full of holes…so you just find the cracks,” Austin says slyly.
Nitroglycerine, when absorbed in a porous earth called 'Kieselguhr', is called dynamite.
The soft layers are porous, and permit the diffusion of the acid from plate to plate.
I prefer bottom land, clay soil and a porous subsoil, with a north and east slope.
Hanging from one of the sticks that supported the tent was a porous jar of water.
There, as here, the substratum is porous limestone; and it is the subsidence of the layers which gives birth to the springs.
porous po·rous (pôr'əs)
Full of or having pores.
Admitting the passage of gas or liquid through pores.