pore over

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There she beheld another countenance, of a man well stricken in years, a pale, thin, scholar-like visage, with eyes dim and bleared by the lamp-light that had served them to pore over many ponderous books.
And then I tell her, I am sure she would contrive to make it out herself, if she had nobody to do it for her every word of itI am sure she would pore over it till she had made out every word.
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