Priming wire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Priming wire a pointed wire used to penetrate the vent of a piece, for piercing the cartridge before priming.
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Usage

In literature:

Met a man who rode more gamely, and our last set to was prime, And we wired them on Monaro how we chanced to beat the Quiver.
"The Man from Snowy River" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
After the Sponge is withdrawn, Gun Captain serves the vent with his priming-wire and again closes it.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
When getting out the accouterments the priming-wire could not be found.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
A priming-wire accidentally spiked the ten-inch columbiad.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Also, the priming-wire of a gun.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The belt also secured the "primer with priming-powder," the "bullet-bag," the "priming-wire," and the "match-cord.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
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In news:

Kristin Adams has part two of Retrogame Roadshow at this year's PAX Prime, getting a look from Wired's Chris Kohler and Gamasutra's Frank Cifaldi at NES games Panic Restaurant, Bubble Bobble Part 2, and bootleg copies of a cancelled Superman.
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