Fu*see" (?), n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]

1.

A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]

2.

A fuse. See Fuse, n.

3.

A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.

 

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Fu*see", n. [Etymol. uncertain.]

The track of a buck. Ainsworth.

 

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Fu*see", n. [F. fusée a spindleful, fusee, LL. fusata, fr. fusare to use a spindle, L. fusus spindle.]

(a)

The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.

(b)

A similar wheel used in other machinery.

 

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Fu*see" (?), n.

1. (Railroads)

A signal used principally for the protection of trains, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time.

2.

(a)

A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.

(b)

A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.

 

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