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probe
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
to investigate; or an investigation

or:

any of various instrument used for investigation
instruments such as:
  • an instrument to measure electronic voltage
  • a surgical tool used for examination
  • an unmanned spacecraft used for exploration
  • Ma watched the preacher as he ate, and her eyes were questioning, probing and understanding.
    Chapter 8 (82% in)

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