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Usage examples for primer

  1. Petrushka stood in his sheepskin in the middle of the yard by his horse, repeating some lines from Paulson's primer. – Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
  2. He dealt with that sort of deviltry every day, and read the mind of Smith as if it were a child's primer. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  3. The other was a child's primer of English. – Felony by James Causey
  4. Our officers as yet were only in the primer class in war. – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  5. Poets, Primer of Eng. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  6. You will note that the marks on a hammer are reversed on the primer in the same way that a metal type and the character printed by it are reversed as regards one another. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  7. Madrigal nodded lightly as though all of this was primer work for him. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  8. Fred and Minnie were seated by Mrs. Jocelyn, who was giving them their daily lesson from an illustrated primer; and they, with their mother, turned questioning eyes on the unexpected guest, who won their good- will almost instantly by a sunshiny smile. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  9. First paint coat shall be wall size and primer. – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  10. The teacher had sometimes a brief season of apathy on hot afternoons, when she was hearing the primer class read, I see a pig. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  11. Their artistic ideals were bounded by Coronation and the pictures in The New England Primer and Godey. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  12. It was half past three o'clock in the afternoon, and the primer class, settled into the apathy of after- recess fatigue, presented a straggling front, as they stood listlessly on the floor. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  13. London, 1880. Introductory Primer. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  14. When you have finished with the primer class I'll be ready to take hold again. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  15. The psychology of your vaudeville audience is as elementary as a primer and as intricate as life. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  16. Well you ought to be studying your primer instead of preaching; you don't know as much as Gideon. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  17. He used to be in primer just as you are now, and 't wasn't long before he was out of it, either, and was called the smartest boy in school. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
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