fusee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fusee any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    • n fusee a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
    • n fusee a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
    • n fusee a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)
    • Fusee A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.
    • Fusee A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
    • Fusee A fuse. See Fuse n.
    • Fusee A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
    • Fusee A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time. It is used principally for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or railroad flare.
    • n Fusee The track of a buck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fusee Same as fusil.
    • n fusee Same as fuse.
    • n fusee A kind of match for lighting a pipe, cigar, and the like. It is made of cardboard impregnated with niter and tipped with a composition which ignites by friction. E. H. Knight.
    • n fusee A spindle-shaped figure.
    • n fusee A cone or solid conical piece in a watch or a spring-clock on which is wound a chain or cord, attached at one end to its widest part and at the other to the barrel containing the mainspring, the action of which unwinds it, transferring it to the barrel. The object of the fusee is to equalize the effect of the mainspring, as its force is relaxed through regular diminution of tension, by gradually diminishing the resistance of the chain or cord through its increasing distance from the axis of the fusee. This axis is the arbor of the main wheel, which is attached to the fusee and imparts the motion derived from the spring to the other wheels. In many watches the fusee is now dispensed with, its object being attained by other contrivances. The term is also applied to similar mechanical contrivances used for other purposes. Also called fuse-wheel.
    • n fusee In farriery, a kind of splint applied to the leg of a horse.
    • n fusee See fuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fusee fū-zē′ the spindle in a watch or clock on which the chain is wound: a match used for lighting a pipe or cigar in the open air: a fuse: a fusil
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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
See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fusée, a spindleful—Low L. fusata—L. fusus, a spindle.

Usage

In literature:

Cast iron fuses at a temperature of 2,000 deg.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Fuse is cheap and you should use plenty of it.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
On the previous occasion the fuse had mercifully failed to burn.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
There was no smoke now rising from it, and the fuse had evidently burned itself out.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Then past him he sprang towards the fuse, and with a great leap he landed with both feet on the fuse.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
The rockets had had proximity fuses.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The two forces fused at the same time and raised a tremendous cheer.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Mr Fuseli considers landscape to have originated with Titian.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
Many inventions were put forward by chemists before the perfecting of the common match, the wax vesta, and the fusee.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
To this a piece of fuse was attached ready for lighting, and the officer walked to Roy's side.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Confidence of crystal
Between two mirrors
At night your eyes are lost
To fuse waking to desire.
"Nusch" by Paul Eluard
Bold Aspiration's furnace
Shall fuse ye with its heat,
And stern Resolve shall fashion
With steady iron beat.
"Prison Bars" by Ernest Jones
"'Tis folly that we two should fight,
And wrangle, and abuse;
So, seeing things in this new light,
It's up to us to fuse."
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
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

In news:

An architectural "fuse" could save buildings during earthquakes.
He fused classical and heavy metal music.
Column as I see 'em … Last week's editorial (I write those, too) about the county's need to get serious about trashed- and burned-out houses and the story that prompted it certainly lit a fuse.
The first shift could not pinpoint the problem and had used most of the spare fuses trying to figure it out.
The fuse solder is melting as well as my solder job.
He attempted to create a fuse that would allow him to light the device and then walk away.
However, investigators say the fuse didn't work and the pyrotechnic exploded in his hands.
Kitchens said a sparkler bomb is constructed by tightly binding several sparklers together and using an additional sparkler for a fuse.
Google Ideas director fuses technology and statecraft.
Google Ideas director fuses technology and statecraft .
As heard on your information update just after 8am this morning, the stuntman known as the human fuse sizzled the Vegas strip last night.
A guide covering fuse characteristics, terms and consideration factors and other white papers at Electronic Products.
The contractor determined the lights were out due to an issue with a fuse.
New Lamborghini fuses performance with elegance .
Symposium to fuse leaders' ideas for downtown revitalization.
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In science:

Therefore single mode fused silica fibers can give γ /χ ∼ 260, which is much too large for making cat states.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
We have been unable to find any conventional nonlinear optical fibers that can give a smaller γ /χ than that of fused silica .
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
Single mode fused silica fibers have γ /χ ∼ 260, and we have been unable to find any material with a smaller ratio.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
The authors studied three different types of traffic flows and fused the information fro m flow measurements taken throughout the entire network.
Analysis of Inter-Domain Traffic Correlations: Random Matrix Theory Approach
For example, hV 4 i is related to the magnitude of the noise in the network [71, 77], while hV k i for k → ∞ weights the bonds with the highest currents, or the “hottest” bonds of the network, most strongly, and they help understand the dynamics of fuse networks of failure .
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
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