priming


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priming

[′prīm·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
In a boiler, the excessive carryover of fine water particles along with the steam because of insufficient steam space, faulty boiler design, or faulty operating conditions.

priming

The application of a primer.
References in classic literature ?
As for Franz, he examined his arms with the utmost coolness; he had two double-barrelled guns and a rifle; he loaded them, looked at the priming, and waited quietly.
After throwing aside the thick mittens which had encased his hands, there now appeared a pair of leather gloves tipped with fur; he examined his priming, and was about to move forward, when the light bounding noise of an animal plunging through the woods was heard, and a fine buck darted into the path a short distance ahead of him.
He's priming himself," Osborne whispered to Dobbin, and at length the hour and the carriage arrived for Vauxhall.