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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pore \Pore\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pored; p. pr. & vb. n. Poring.] [OE. poren, of uncertain origin; cf. D. porren to poke, thrust, Gael. purr.] To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now usually with over."Painfully to pore upon a book." --Shak. [1913 Webster] The eye grows weary with poring perpetually on the same thing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]