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- adj. Covered with holes or foramina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having foramina; full of holes; porous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of holes or foramina; perforated in many places; porous.
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The operation of the washers in removing the liquid from the upper part of the chest tends to thicken the pulp therein, and the said thickened pulp is conveyed from one chest to the next in the series by any suitable conveying device, _f_ (shown in this instance as a worm working in a trough or case, _f2_), which may be made foraminous for the purpose of permitting the liquid to drain out of the pulp that is being carried through by the worm, in order that the pulp may be introduced into the next chest of the series as free as possible from the liquid in which it has been suspended while in the chest from which it is just taken.