fuse

Part of speech: noun

FUSIBILITY.

Part of speech: verb

To melt; blend by melting.

Part of speech: noun

A tube, cord, or the like, to convey fire to an explosive.

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Usage examples "fuse":

  1. He twisted the rags loosely and tied them together, poured gasoline into a bucket and soaked his rag fuse. - "The Electronic Mind Reader", John Blaine.
  2. Luckily the fuse was a long one, and the crocodile floundered about a good deal in the mud ere it could reach him. - "Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines", H. Wilfrid Walker.
  3. One man with a bomb and a time fuse attached to it can blow up a culvert and block a whole line so that precious hours might be lost in getting troops aboard a transport. - "The Boy Scout Aviators", George Durston.