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If one of the top teams has an especially porous defense, it just might find itself on the losing end of an upset for the ages, adding to the chaos of March.
While the Hawkeyes are anchored down low by National Player of the Year favorite Luka Garza, their porous defense has often kept lesser opponents in games.
Then temperature and humidity affect how the whiskey picks up flavor compounds from the porous wood, which expands and contracts over time.
When it comes to illness, the boundary between physical and mental is porous.
Not only are cell walls sometimes more porous than was thought, but plants seem to have developed a mechanism that enables whole organelles to crawl through the cell wall into adjacent cells.Plant Cells of Different Species Can Swap Organelles|Viviane Callier|January 20, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Our porous borders are seen as a midterm election play-to-the-base appeal instead of a problem to be solved.
The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura|Tunku Varadarajan|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The world is porous and full of holes…so you just find the cracks,” Austin says slyly.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners|Nina Strochlic|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Among the biggest problems is the porous border Afghanistan shares with Pakistan.David Sanger’s ‘Confront and Conceal’: 5 Revelations in Obama’s Wars|Matthew DeLuca|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Functioning countries cannot have such porous borders, for security reasons let alone communitarian concerns.African Refugees Are Israel's All-American Dilemma|Gil Troy|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
On very sandy fields the heaviest rainfall may be taken up by the porous earth, so that no streams are found.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The azucarilla is a confection not unlike "Edinburgh rock," but more porous and of the nature of a meringue.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Then put the cell within the porous cup and fill the top with clear water, preferably rain water.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Water in porous jars, often flavoured with rose-leaves or verbena, is presented by servants as the meal proceeds.Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt|R. Talbot Kelly
It was with great difficulty however that I clambered down the side of the crag, for the lava just there was porous and bubbly.The White Man's Foot|Grant Allen