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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
Their house, which has never been painted, is sagging and rotted and porous.American Dreams: ‘Tobacco Road’ by Erskine Caldwell|Nathaniel Rich|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
But meteor detectors are built to look for solid chunks of metal and rock—not thin, porous bits of cloth.Hanging by a Thread|Gordon Randall Garrett
Use a porous soil for Camellias, with considerable leaf-mold.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
It is finally baked, as has been said, to stop fermentation and preserve the porous character of the bread.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
It may be deposited by electrolysis as in nickel plating, but the zinc coating is more apt to be porous.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson