Porer vs Sorer - What's the difference?
As a noun porer
is one who pores, or studies closely.
As an adjective sorer is
One who pores, or studies closely.
- porers over title-deeds
Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
- Her feet were sore from walking so far.
- Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
(informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
- The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
(obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
- Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
* sight for sore eyes
* sore point
(lb) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
*1919 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs),
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
*:[… they] were often sore pressed to follow the trail at all, and at best were so delayed that in the afternoon of the second day, they still had not overhauled the fugitive.
An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
* Sir Walter Scott
- They put ointment and a bandage on the sore .
A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
A young buck in its fourth year.
- I see plainly where his sore lies.
mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.