The great dog had braced himself, with all his might, for the muscle-wrenching heave.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
There are some long-handled wrenches, some spare levers, and a couple of braces and bits.
"Tom Swift and his Airship" by Victor Appleton
The boy on the outside, who was strong for his years, braced himself and gave a mighty wrench of the other child's stout extremities.
"Miss Minerva and William Green Hill" by Frances Boyd Calhoun
Rupert braced one small tan shoe against the floor, as the car wrenched itself out of a tenacious sand rut.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
I sprang up and pulled and wrenched at the brace with all my strength.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
There came a violent wrench that must have torn the hull plates from their bracings.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various