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Harvest those carefully using a strong knife or small pry bar.
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.
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.
I felt I had no right to pry into their afflictions, and retired.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
If we only had a big pry here, we might heave up this top rock, and so get at him.
LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
It was one of those gloomy days with Pierre when we pry into every corner of our souls and shake out every crease.

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