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Wrench, vb. to pull by violence, to wrest: “w. awe from fools,” Meas. II, 4, 14. “your manner of --ing the true cause the false way,” H4B II, 1, 120. “w. up thy power to the highest,” Cor. I, 8, 11. “the --ing iron,” Rom. V, 3, 22. “thence to be --ed with an unlineal hand,” Mcb. III, 1, 63. “like an engine --ed my frame of nature from the fixed place,” Lr. I, 4, 290. “w. his sword from him,” Oth. V, 2, 288 (Q1 wring). “w. it open straight,” Per. III, 2, 53. In H8 I, 1, 167 O. Edd. --ing, M. Edd. rinsing; cf. lance and lanch, wince and winch.
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