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primus1

Line breaks: pri¦mus
Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪməs
 
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noun

The presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church, elected by the bishops from among their number.
Example sentences
  • Church of Scotland moderator, Reverend Andrew McLellan, and the primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church the Most Rev Bruce Cameron will attend ‘in a supporting role’ according to Scottish CND.
  • This church has a strong past association with a well-known contemporary Scottish figure, Richard Holloway, formerly primus of the Episcopal Church and now more of a lay philosopher and social critic.
  • There is no primus in the Scottish Catholic church, though there are two metropolitans.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, literally 'first'.

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Primus2

Line breaks: Pri¦mus
Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪməs
 
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noun

trademark
A brand of portable cooking stove that burns vaporized oil.
Example sentences
  • Instruments were sterilised using a pressure cooker (later an autoclave) on a Primus stove.
  • The alcohol was so strong it was used for burning the stubble of plucked chickens and for Primus stoves and Tilley lamps.
  • As a volunteer for the Royal Air Force, he developed improved mountain rescue methods and in Northern Ireland researched prepacked rations for the flying boats, negating the need for vegetable sacks and a Primus stove on board.

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