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  • "6th. Prime.—If the cartridge is to be pierced with the priming wire, and the vent filled with powder, the pan is also to be filled; and the flat space, having a score through it at the end of the pan, is to be covered, and this part of the priming is to be bruised with the round part of the horn. The apron is to be laid over, and the horn hung up out of danger from the flash of the priming."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine, 1815

    October 10, 2008