priming


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Synonyms for priming

the act of making something ready

Related Words

any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

References in classic literature ?
Matara tipped fresh priming from the hollow of his palm, scraped the flint with his thumb-nail, and gave the gun to me.
Two of the young men took their rifles; and, first renewing the priming, and examining the flints with the utmost care, they proceeded, the one to the extreme right, and the other to the left, of the encampment, where they posted themselves within the shadows of the thicket; but in such positions as enabled each to overlook a portion of the prairie.