pried


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pried 1

 (prīd)
v.
Past tense and past participle of pry1.

pried 2

 (prīd)
v.
Past tense and past participle of pry2.
References in classic literature ?
Its jaws were pried apart to their greatest extension, and a stout stake, sharpened at both ends, was so inserted that when the pries were removed the spread jaws were fixed upon it.
This accomplished, he pried gently and carefully, loosening the jaws a bit at a time, while Matt, a bit at a time, extricated White Fang's mangled neck.
So Tom pried his mouth open and poured down the Pain-killer.