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NotesThe answer PORES is uncommon, appearing about once every 400 puzzles.
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DefinitionPORE as a noun:
1. any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
2. any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
3. (stoma, stomate, pore) = a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
PORE as a verb:
1. (concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet) = direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"