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primes

[prīmz]
(metallurgy)
High-quality metal products, particularly sheet and plate, that are free from visible defects.
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The Prince de Conde, the first prince of the blood, the conqueror of Rocroy, Lens and Nordlingen, was, in fact, entering the apartment of Monseigneur de Mazarin, followed by his gentlemen, and had already saluted the king, when the prime minister raised his curtain.
You will go and write your letter to the Prime Minister now, won't you?
When the time came to make that dream true the Prime Minister took the proper steps, and in three days you might more easily have found a bubble in the trough of the long Atlantic seas, than Purun Dass among the roving, gathering, separating millions of India.
The Prime Minister hasn't brought a valet; he's brought a secretary instead," observed Fisher.
Monsieur d'Herblay, you shall be cardinal, and when cardinal, my prime minister; and then you will point out to me the necessary steps to be taken to secure your election as pope, and I will take them.
Each member of the Cabinet was informed of it yesterday, but the pledge of secrecy which attends every Cabinet meeting was increased by the solemn warning which was given by the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister consulted a calendar which lay open before him.
Wingrave was present that evening at a reception given by the Prime Minister to some distinguished foreign guests.
So saying, he annexed both countries, and after a long, peaceful, and happy reign was poisoned by his Prime Minister.
these he named the Party of Opposition and had his Prime Minister
Heaven and hell may be the prime factors of zeal in the religion of a fanatic; but for the great majority of the religious, heaven and hell are incidental to right and wrong.
And right now, speaking of armour-plate lining, I could drink the both of you down when you were at your prime.