Pervious

Per"vi*ous

(?), a. [L. pervis; per + via a way. See Per-, and Voyage.] 1. Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.
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[Doors] . . . pervious to winds, and open every way.
Pope.
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2. Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision. [R.]
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God, whose secrets are pervious to no eye.
Jer. Taylor.
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3. Capable of penetrating or pervading. [Obs.] Prior.
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4. (Zol.) Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.
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