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Primernoun

A prayer or devotional book intended for laity, initially an abridgment of the breviary and manual including the hours of the Virgin Mary, 15 gradual and 7 penitential psalms, the litany, the placebo and dirige forming the office of the dead, and the commendations.

Puttynoun

A form of cement, made from linseed oil and whiting, used to fix panes of glass.

Primernoun

Similar works issued in England for private prayer in accordance with the Book of Common Prayer.

Puttynoun

Any of a range of similar substances.

Primernoun

A children's book intended to teach literacy: how to read, write, and spell.

‘1545, The A.B.C. Primers’;

Puttynoun

An oxide of tin, or of lead and tin, used in polishing glass, etc.

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Primernoun

An introductory text on any subject, particularly basic concepts.

Puttynoun

A fine cement of lime only, used by plasterers.

Primernoun

(New Zealand) An elementary school class; an elementary school student.

Puttynoun

A golf ball made of composition and not gutta-percha.

Primernoun

Any substance or device, such as priming wire or blasting cap, used to ignite gunpowder or other explosive.

Puttyadjective

Of, pertaining to, or resembling putty.

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Primernoun

A person who primes explosives.

Puttyverb

(transitive) To fix or fill using putty.

Primernoun

A substance used to prime wood, metal, etc. in preparation for painting.

Puttynoun

A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, - used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.

Primernoun

A layer of such a substance.

Puttynoun

A ball made of composition and not gutta percha.

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Primernoun

A layer of makeup that goes beneath the foundation; undermakeup.

Puttynoun

A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc.

Primernoun

A person who primes wood, metal, etc.

Puttyverb

To cement, or stop, with putty.

Primernoun

(biochemistry) A molecule which initiates the synthesis of an enzyme, (especially) a single-stranded nucleic acid molecule which initiates DNA replication.

Puttynoun

a dough-like mixture of whiting and boiled linseed oil; used especially to patch woodwork or secure panes of glass

Primernoun

A pheromone which interacts first with the endocrine system.

Puttyverb

apply putty in order to fix or fill;

‘putty the window sash’;

Primernoun

A device used to prime an internal combustion engine with gasoline, (especially) in airplanes.

Putty

Putty is a material with high plasticity, similar in texture to clay or dough, typically used in domestic construction and repair as a sealant or filler. Although some types of putty (typically those using linseed oil) slowly polymerise and become stiff, many putties can be reworked indefinitely, in contrast to other types of filler which typically set solid relatively rapidly.

Primernoun

A person who prunes trees.

Primeradjective

(obsolete) First in time, initial, early.

Primeradjective

(obsolete) First in importance, premier.

Primeradjective

First in position, foremost.

Primernoun

One who, or that which, primes

Primernoun

Originally, a small prayer book for church service, containing the little office of the Virgin Mary; also, a work of elementary religious instruction.

‘The primer, or office of the Blessed Virgin.’;

Primernoun

A small elementary book for teaching children to read; a reading or spelling book for a beginner.

‘As he sat in the school at his prymer.’;

Primernoun

A kind of type, of which there are two species; one, called long primer, intermediate in size between bourgeois and small pica [see Long primer]; the other, called great primer, larger than pica.

Primeradjective

First; original; primary.

Primernoun

an introductory textbook

Primernoun

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

Primernoun

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

Primernoun

a substance used as a preparatory coat on wood, metal, or canvas, especially to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint or the development of rust

‘apply three coats of primer’; ‘new plaster should be treated with a primer’;

Primernoun

a cosmetic applied to the face before another product, intended to improve the coverage and lasting effect of the second product

‘it's best to apply primer around the eye to help the make-up blend properly’;

Primernoun

a cap or cylinder containing a compound which responds to friction or an electrical impulse and ignites the charge in a cartridge or explosive

‘the nitro-cellulose is ignited by the spark that comes from the primer’;

Primernoun

a small pump for pumping fuel to prime an internal combustion engine, especially in an aircraft

‘no more than four pumps of the primer usually suffice’;

Primernoun

a molecule that serves as a starting material for a polymerization process

‘the duplex RNA primer cannot initiate DNA replication’;

Primernoun

an elementary textbook that serves as an introduction to a subject of study or is used for teaching children to read

‘a first-year philosophy primer’;

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