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A lock is only as good as the quality of its housing, of course, so go for a model that’s constructed from thick and rigid metal to ensure that its casing can withstand impacts and potential prying in the event of a theft attempt.
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The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Very despicable and very prying, he tried to make his place secure by acting as spy in the bureau.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Only the prying eyes of the catlike presence disturbed the sacred moment.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Billy's head blushed vividly after he had spoken, for his remark was a prying one.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
Drinkwater was among the first, his nervous, prying little eyes fairly fastened on the other in his excitement.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
I will go in and give the jhirnee; and if any of those prying rascals the Lascars come about us, you know what to do.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
Prying with one hand and a tool from his belt pouch, he struggled not only against the stubborn metal but against time.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
We are trying to look too far ahead; we are prying into the future, and the future is away beyond us.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Grind the end of the file as shown in the sketch and use it for prying out thumbtacks that are driven in too tightly.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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