fuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fuse mix together different elements "The colors blend well"
    • v fuse make liquid or plastic by heating "The storm fused the electric mains"
    • v fuse become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat "The substances fused at a very high temperature"
    • v fuse equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
    • n fuse any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    • n fuse an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)
    • Fuse (Mil) a mechanism in a bomb, torpedo, rocket, or artillery shell, usually having an easily detonated explosive charge and activated by the shock of impact, which detonates the main explosive charge. Some fuses may have timing mechanisms, delaying the explosion for a short time, or up to several days after impact. Fuses activated by other mechanisms more sophisticated than impact, such as proximity or heat, are used in modern weapons such as antiaircraft or antimissile missiles.
    • Fuse A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; -- called also fuzee. See Fuze.
    • n Fuse (Elec) A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage. It serves the same function as a circuit breaker.
    • Fuse To be blended, as if melted together.
    • Fuse To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.
    • Fuse To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt.
    • Fuse To unite or blend, as if melted together. "Whose fancy fuses old and new."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fuse To melt; liquefy by heat; render fluid.
    • fuse To blend or unite as if by melting together.
    • fuse Synonyms Dissolve, Thaw, etc. See melt.
    • fuse To amalgamate.
    • fuse To melt; be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat.
    • fuse To become intermingled and blended as if melted together.
    • n fuse A tube, casing, ribbon, etc., of various materials, filled or saturated with a combustible compound, and used as an exploder for firing a blast or for igniting any exploding charge, as of a military shell. A common fuse consists of a rope-like tube filled with some slow-burning composition, as niter, sulphur, and mealed powder, its commonest use being to allow the one who ignites it time to get to a place of safety before the explosion. An electric fuse consists of the explosive substance so arranged as to he fired either by a spark of high-potential electricity formed at a break in an electric circuit (the so-called tension-fuse), or by the incandescence of a fine (for example, platinum) wire which forms part of the circuit through which the current is passed (the so-called quantity-fuse). By extension, devices performing the same function as the common fuse, as mechanical and chemical exploders of all kinds, are termed fuses. The fuses used for exploding projectiles are of four kinds: time, percussion, concussion, and combination. In the first class the time of burning is regulated by cutting the ribbon, composition-filled tube, etc., to the required length; the second is ignited by the impact of the projectile against an object; the third is operated by the shock of discharge; while the combination-fuses combine the principles of the other classes with more or less complexity. See blasting-fuse. Also spelled fuze.
    • n fuse The track or trail of a buck in the grass. Also fusee.
    • n fuse In electricity, a piece of conductor, inserted into an electric circuit, which is of less current-carrying capacity than the rest of the circuit, and therefore under excess of current melts and opens the circuit. Fuses are either exposed (that is, open fuses) or protected by an insulating-tube which frequently is filled with some granulated insulating material. These latter are called inclosed or cartridge fuses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Fuse fūz to melt: to liquefy by heat
    • v.i Fuse to be melted: to be reduced to a liquid
    • n Fuse fūz a tube filled with combustible matter for firing mines, discharging shells, &c.
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
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    “The Image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
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    “Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.”

Idioms

Blow a fuse - If you blow a fuse, you become uncontrollably angry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fusus, p. p. of fundere, to pour, melt, cast. See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. fuso—L. fusus, a spindle.

Usage

In literature:

I have had the trains laid and fuses placed ready.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
The second and third toes are fused.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
How could they ever become fused into one nation if the one was always plotting the destruction of the other?
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
The principle of the "drum and fusee" action will be understood from Fig.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The room reeked with the smell of burning metal, the stink of fused plastic and steel.
"The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick
I snuggle down under the robes and the gurgle of ice-bound water is fused with my dreams.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The last step was to insert one end of the fuse in each can.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
I had heard of fuse, but it happened that I had never seen any in my life.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
Even if he did not take her, he would make her relax, he would fuse away her resistance.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Have you got flash-fuses?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
They meet: and magnetic currents from his dark eyes and her eyes of blue, flow and fuse.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Two fuses that were to fire small charges petered out, and sooner than risk anything he must light them again.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
It is cast in moulds after being melted or, rather, fused.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
I inspected them myself before we took off and they were fused and armed.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
Ken Torrance, oppressively alone in the hovering torpoon, gazed through its vision-plate of fused quartz around him.
"Under Arctic Ice" by H.G. Winter
A single coil of fuse was lying on a box.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
A momentary, psychic fusing of an ancient, long since broken link.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Number three adjusted the fuse-setter, and cut the fuses.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
To strike a match to light the fuse would be to cause an instant explosion of the gas.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
The most regular were Fuseli and Bonnycastle.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
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In poetry:

Voice, commanding as a levy,
Does not leave a thing immune,
Smelting, fusing… In his gullet
Flows the tin of molten spoons.
"Humble home. But rum, and charcoal..." by Boris Pasternak
Throb on, strong pulse of thunder! beat
From answering beach to beach;
Fuse nations in thy kindly heat,
And melt the chains of each!
"The Cable Hymn" by John Greenleaf Whittier
This world is filled with sorrow and shame,
With sin, with tumult rife;
But as metal is fused by the flame,
So men are made by strife.
"Ajax is Chastised" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Divided by the ridge of time are we,
Yet we are near akin at heart my friend,
Our prayers and praises will together be
Blended and fused in one as they ascend
"To Mary" by Nora Pembroke
In the sweet soon-to-be,
When we open our NEWS,
Or our AGE or D.T.
Or whate'r we peruse,
We shall read: "SUDDEN DEATH OF A GLUTTON,
THE FATE OF AN OVER-FED FUSE."
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own—
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.
"She, To Him, IV" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

The fuse was lit months ago, and Washington State football star Marquess Wilson finally exploded.
Although our fingers and toes are fused when they first form in the womb, we emerge without webbing because the cells that join our digits die.
Instead, the yeshiva 's founders hope students will gain an appreciation for religious pluralism and a desire to fuse their newfound knowledge of Judaism with work for social justice and human rights.
Recently launched its Zoom In With SmartSpot Sweepstakes to promote the company's SmartSpot open-fuse indicator.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs March 15 at 8:30 pm on Fuse.
Third Root fuses academia , street.
Auto giant harnesses new super-scale laser-fusing technologies to manufacture its lightweight metal components.
This fused-glass necklace was created by Kim Dinger-Kipp.
Taylor tells Fuse that he's still not exactly sure what happened.
Fusing Louisiana flavor with nutritional verve, Career Academy's lunch menu is a welcome example of newly reformed meals getting positive student marks.
Shop for unique, handmade items from local artisans, including jewelry, fused glass, pottery, fine art and sculpture, and enter for a chance to win door prizes.
Jermaine Dupri gives Fuse a tour of his So So Def studio in Atlanta.
But when they started talking about IDEA Allan, the fuse was lit.
"Burn Notice" producer Fuse Entertainment and SevenOne International will back the show based on Connelly's well-known LAPD homicide detective.
Fusing the survivalist simplicity of the campfire with leave-no-trace minimalism, the beautiful Biolite Camp Stove is a no-liquid-required backpacking stove that can also charge your gadgets.
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In science:

The SPIRAL fibers were from Polymicro and made from fused silica.
SPIRAL Phase A: A Prototype Integral Field Spectrograph for the AAT
This formalizes the tensor product of modules as well as the so-called Moore--Seiberg data like braiding, fusing and the modular transformations of the characters.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Fusing matrices relate the four-point blocks on the sphere in the s-channel to those in the t-channel.) The proof relies on the pentagon equation and the tetrahedral symmetry for F.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Remark 1.5 The terminology used for condition (2) is that two subgroups H and H ′ in G fuse in Aut(G) if there is an automorphism α ∈ Aut(G) such that α(H ) = H ′ .
Finite simple groups and localization
At this point it should be noted, however, that at the present stage the only strategy implemented is for two massive t–channel propagators fusing into a massive or massless state and the two other outgoing particles being massless.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Fusing Logic and Control with Local Transformations: An Example Optimization.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
We performed FUSE observations of the two prototype DOs.
FUSE Spectroscopy of the Two Prototype White Dwarfs With Signatures of a Super-hot Wind
Because it is relatively unreddened, it has been extensively studied in the UV with IUE, Voyager, HUT, HST and FUSE (e.g.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
This paper presents O VI line profiles obtained with the FUSE satellite at 4 positions behind the filament investigated by Ghavamian et al. (2001) along with a low resolution FUV spectrum from the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT).
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Spectra were obtained on 15 and 16 June, 2000 with the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer satellite (FUSE; Moos et al. 2000, Sahnow et al. 2000). A detailed discussion of the procedures and uncertainties related to FUSE observations of SNR filaments is given by Blair et al. (2002).
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The filament observed by FUSE is viewed nearly edgeon, so the optical depths are much larger.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
The two nearly parallel bright filaments covered by the FUSE MDRS slit positions are tangencies between the line-of-sight and the emitting sheet, and the diffuse region in between is where the sheet curves away from tangency.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
However, the effect may be less severe than for the FUSE observations, because the HUT aperture is larger and more of it is filled by diffuse emission that arises from more faceon portions of the shock.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
As a check on the model parameters we compare the Hα fluxes at 4 FUSE positions with the figures in Table 2.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
FUSE position can be computed from Equation 5.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
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