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In a small area, he explains, using a pry bar to leverage a heavy piece of material onto sections of rolling steel pipe can be a way to move it to a more open area.
HOW RESCUE SPECIALISTS SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS IN COLLAPSED BUILDINGSROB VERGERJUNE 29, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Escondido Police Chief Ed Varso said last week that Olson, armed with a metal pry bar, charged Moore, who backed away and gave warnings before opening fire.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: OVERSIGHT DEMANDS RAMP UP FOLLOWING ESCONDIDO POLICE SHOOTINGKAYLA JIMENEZAPRIL 29, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Harvest those carefully using a strong knife or small pry bar.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE IN BAJAWES SILERMARCH 9, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Many a spy of the Kaiser had tried to pry there and had been arrested and sentenced to a long term of imprisonment.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The banks do not pry into his moral character: they are satisfied that he meets his overdrafts and promissory notes punctually.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
So he didn't pry into my pockets, but only felt outside with his hands, and said it was all right.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
I hope I can pry Welborn loose from his digging and delving long enough to take me over that road again.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Madame Fontaine is thought, by those who seek to pry into the future, to be wiser in her wisdom than Mademoiselle Lenormand.
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANSHONORE DE BALZAC
Twas inevitable that they should pry and surmise––surmising much more than they dared pry.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
I felt I had no right to pry into their afflictions, and retired.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRY

  • analyze
  • catechize
  • examine
  • explore
  • feel out
  • go over
  • grill
  • hit
  • hit up
  • inspect
  • interrogate
  • investigate
  • knock
  • probe
  • prospect
  • pry
  • query
  • question
  • request information
  • roast
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • seek
  • seek information
  • sift
  • study
  • test the waters
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