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 for perusing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peruse \Pe*ruse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perused; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Perusing.] [Pref. per- + use.]
     1. To observe; to examine with care. [R.]
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              Myself I then perused, and limb by limb
              Surveyed.                             --Milton.
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     2. To read through; to read carefully. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: reading carefully with intent to remember [syn: perusal,
           perusing, poring over, studying]

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