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He let me pry about among a quantity of mildewed and musty manuscripts and I came across this.
As to character, them gentlefolks will search and search, and pry and pry, and have it as free from spot or speck in us, afore they'll help us to a dry good word
Hello, Ishikola, you blooming old blighter," was Van Horn's greeting to the old chief, as the dandy, with a pry of his steering- paddle against the side of the canoe and part under its bottom, brought the dug-out broadside-on to the Arangi so that the sides of both crafts touched.
Brissenden gave no explanation of his long absence, nor did Martin pry into it.
She made that discovery afterward for herself (I can't tell you how long afterward); and she spent money in employing mean wretches to pry into Miss Jethro's past life.
While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had happened said: "Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?
A good wife should know better than to pry into affairs of her husband's with which she had no concern.
She did not see fit to tell me what her news was, and I am no pry, doctor, dear, and never was, but it is plain something has upset her.
In desperation the smaller of the two Assassins pulled out a long knife from his pocket, and tried to pry Pinocchio's mouth open with it.
It's a bad idea to carry a big pry bar in prison," he said.
Pry, who is also executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.
The Sheppard Fencing Pry Bar will save time and effort on the part of the user when completing this normally strenuous task.