from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having primaries (of the kind or to the number specified by a qualifying term): as, long-primaried; nine-primaried.


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  • Most lawmakers represent safe districts, giving them little incentive to tack to the center and work together. Indeed, many incumbents worry more about ‘being primaried,’ as they put it, drawing a primary challenge from within their own parties for being insufficiently orthodox.�?

    The New York Times, Tom Davis Gives Up, by Peter Baker, October 3, 2008

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