He must think she was as easy as a primed pump.
Under that facade of indifference beats a heart primed for breaking.
He could get into enough trouble without getting primed for it.
In high quality tobaccos the leaves are " primed " or picked singly as they ripen, but in the great bulk of American tobaccos the whole plant is cut close to the ground when the middle leaves are about ripe.
For the best qualities the leaves are primed, aircured, and then subjected to a lengthy treatment corresponding to mild fermentation.
The next step is to remove the harvested crop to the drying-shed; primed leaves are placed at once in shallow baskets or boxes, and when under cover are strung on string or on wire and hung up on laths in the barn.
For primed leaves, or 160° to 175° F.
Primed with all the knowledge of the West, he returned home to seek his fortune, and, as the Orthodox monk, became one of the professors at, and subsequently rector of, the academy of Kiev.