priming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n priming the act of making something ready
    • n priming the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
    • n priming any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time
    • Priming (Steam Eng) The carrying over of water, with the steam, from the boiler, as into the cylinder.
    • Priming (Paint) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.
    • Priming The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Simpsons is the longest running prime-time animated series on television history
    • n priming In gunnery and blasting, the act of applying the powder, percussion-cap, or other material used to ignite the charge; hence, the powder or cap itself.
    • n priming Figuratively, anything as small relatively to something else as the gun-priming is relatively to the charge: as, his crop isn't a priming to mine.
    • n priming In painting, the first layer of paint, size, or other material given to any surface as a ground. It may be of oil-color, and is then non-absorbent, or of chalk or plaster mixed with animal glue, and is then absorbent.
    • n priming In steam-engines: Hot water carried along by the steam from the boiler into the cylinder.
    • n priming The carrying of such water from the boiler into the cylinder.
    • n priming In tobacco-growing: The act of gathering an instalment of leaves.
    • n priming The leaves of one of the gatherings. See prime, 3 .
    • n priming In brewing, an addition of sugar to the beer in the settling back, furnishing material for further fermentation.
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Quotations

  • Amos Bronson Alcott
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    “Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.”
  • Jean Bryant
    Jean Bryant
    “The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up.”
  • Darius Ogden Mills
    Darius Ogden Mills
    “A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success.”
  • Norman Mailer
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    “I usually need a can of beer to prime me.”

Usage

In literature:

The latter, on his return, would whisper something in the Prime Minister's ear, but more frequently he would merely shake his head.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
He was in the virile prime of life; yet a bell rang in his heart the warning that he was soon to die.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
I should like to see you Prime Minister.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Self-examination, self-restraint, self-development, are prime elements in such a process.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
He had given the porter an extra tip to look after Major Prime.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
It will prime, but not as readily as with priming valve in good condition.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Alas, death came to him while still in his prime.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
You cannot begin, you know, by being Prime Minister.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Unfrosted priming was distributed.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
He had given the porter an extra tip to look after Major Prime.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Phrasing and time keeping are two of the prime essentials in musical delivery, and cannot be neglected with impunity.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
The Marquis d'Ormea, who had been the old king's prime minister, was charged with the execution of the warrant of arrest.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
He was returning from Downing Street, where he had been summoned hastily and urgently by the new Prime Minister.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
Anywhere on the coast of Greenland, the coming of a ship is always one of the prime events of the season.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
And when Celia Prime came toward them with her baton the chums almost held their breaths.
"The Girls of Central High" by Gertrude W. Morrison
So died Sir Humfrey Gilbert in the prime of his manhood at the age of forty-four.
"Great Ralegh" by Hugh De Selincourt
She will be handled by prime seamen.
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
It were best that it be opened only by the Prime Minister in presence of the Royal Council.
"The Princess Dehra" by John Reed Scott
It was here the earl and the prime minister were closeted for several hours.
"The Secret of the Silver Car" by Wyndham Martyn
That, however, was long after, and Talus was now in the prime of life, and the terror of all the country-side.
"Children of the Dawn" by Elsie Finnimore Buckley
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In poetry:

Would that I were an artist
And while I stand in time
I could show our youths eternity,
While they are in their prime.
"A Human Artist" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But kyards are sayin', "Solitaire,"
The bacon's fryin' prime;
The old sheep wagon's free from care
In late October time.
"October on the Sheep Range" by Arthur Chapman
Unto us a Child is born:
Ne’er has earth beheld a morn
Among all the morns of time,
Half so glorious in its prime.
"He Has Come, the Christ of God" by Horatius Bonar
Any ancient crone I'd toady
Like a lass in young-eyed prime,
Could she tell some tale of Lodi
At that moving mighty time.
"The Bridge Of Lodi" by Thomas Hardy
When against the western fire
Darkens many an empty nest,
Like a thwarted heart's desire
That in prime was hardly guessed:
"The Fair Gray Lady" by Helen Gray Cone
Oh roses for the flush of youth,
And laurel for the perfect prime;
But pluck an ivy branch for me
Grown old before my time.
"Song IV" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

The prime contender in our midsize SUV debate.
Amazon Prime members pay $79 annually for "free" borrowing privileges of books that can only be read on Kindle devices.
Egyptian prime minister calls out US government to abide by 'international charters' on producers of anti-Muslim film.
Tim Duncan's monster effort in Game 1 was a prime topic of discussion among the pundits who attended and commented on the game.
This fall is a prime time to get your production game plan underway for next year.
A North African al-Qaida affiliate claimed responsibility for the Wednesday bombings of the Algerian prime minister's office and a police station that left at least 23 people dead and injured more than 160.
Ben Hammersley, the UK Prime Minister's ambassador to Tech City, discusses what he thinks will be the top five technology trends of the next decade.
Turkey's state-run news agency says a man has been hospitalized after trying to set himself alight near Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, in the second incident near the building this week.
Go Hollywood when you travel to North Carolina's prime filming locations.
If so, fly off to the islands with us and actress Leslie Bibb , star of the hilarious new prime-time soap GCB (formerly Good Christian Belles).
The Oscar-winning film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is being shown at Samuel Goldwyn Theater as part of the 'Prime Tech' screening series.
Elizabeth Warren delivers rousing prime time speech at Democratic convention.
MT's Chophouse is open seven nights a week, 5-11 pm, serving 100 percent prime beef, seafood and chops.
Now to president obama 's prime time address officially marking the end of combat operations in iraq.
Last weekend we were invited to a soiree at the prime minister's summer residence.
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In science:

Let q be a prime ideal of OK lying over the prime q .
On prime factors of class number of cyclotomic fields
In this section we apply Stickelberger relation to the prime ideals q of inertial degree f > 1 with the method used for the prime ideals of inertial degree 1 in section 3 p. 6.
On prime factors of class number of cyclotomic fields
We choose a prime integer q that satisfies χl (−pq) = 1 for all prime divisors l of D.
Transcendental lattices and supersingular reduction lattices of a singular $K3$ surface
Since A and A have no common prime divisors, the norm n := N (A) is prime to D.
Transcendental lattices and supersingular reduction lattices of a singular $K3$ surface
A V -vector lattice M included in Zm is said relatively prime with a basis of decomposition r if the integer |Zm ∩ V /M | is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
A semi-V -pattern P is said relatively prime with r if the V -lattice invV (P ) is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
As invV (P1 ) and invV (P2 ) are two V -lattices relatively prime with r, we deduce that invV (P1 ) ∩ invV (P2 ) is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
In particular |Zm ∩ V /invV (P1#P2 )| divides an integer relatively prime with r and we deduce that this integer is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
Conversely, assume that there exists a V -lattice M relatively prime with r and a finite set B ⊆ Zm such that P = B + M and let us prove that P is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
As |Zm ∩ V /M | is relatively prime with r, we deduce that |Zm ∩ V /invV (X )| is relatively prime with r.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
Then, p | k (k − 1) for some 1 < k < p if and only if p is not a prime power ( p 6= qn , q prime and n > 0).
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
But p and q are distinct primes, thus for each prime ℓ|c, we have pq |vℓ (c) and we may write cp = dq = upq .
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
Then ˜f ∈ Fp [X ] is an irreducible factor of Φ(X ) mod p; if p = (f (ξ ), p), then p is a prime above (p) and each prime above (p) arises in this way, by a choice of ρ ∈ k.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
The primes above (p) in L are (p, (1 − ζ )) for some prime p ∈ K′ and the hypothesis together with Lemma 16 imply that they are real primes.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
One notes that if −1 ∈< q mod p > and thus q splits in real primes in K, then c(ζ ) always verifies the condition c = σq (β ) − β - since in fact c(ζ ) + c(ζ ) = 0 and the congruence holds modulo the real primes above q .
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
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