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 for Priming wire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Priming \Prim"ing\, n.
     1. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire
        to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
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     2. (Paint.) The first coating of color, size, or the like,
        laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.
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     3. (Steam Eng.) The carrying over of water, with the steam,
        from the boiler, as into the cylinder.
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     Priming of the tide. See Lag of the tide, under 2d Lag.
        
  
     Priming tube, a small pipe, filled with a combustible
        composition for firing cannon.
  
     Priming valve (Steam Eng.), a spring safety valve applied
        to the cylinder of a steam engine for discharging water
        carried into the cylinder by priming.
  
     Priming wire, a pointed wire used to penetrate the vent of
        a piece, for piercing the cartridge before priming.
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