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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 buildings|Rob Verger|June 29, 2021|Popular-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 Shooting|Kayla Jimenez|April 29, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Harvest those carefully using a strong knife or small pry bar.
Knapp hopes she can pry open some of those doors for people.Is the Christian Music Industry Softening on Gays?|Matthew Paul Turner|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others want to pry it out and have two votes, one on government funding and one on the Syria dough.
Among them were the persistent efforts of a single congressman to pry out of the Pentagon the true costs of running Guantanamo.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Andrew lifts the roof of the first house and his dad uses a small metal hook to pry the first wall of honeycombs out of the hive.
These other benign interests are being used to pry open the door for all of these other uses.
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 Pimlico|William 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 railways|Mahatma 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, Complete|Mark 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, Midget|George 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 Comedians|Honore de Balzac