fusee

Part of speech: noun

A match not extinguishable by wind.

Part of speech: noun

A fuse.

Part of speech: noun

A flint lock musket.

Part of speech: noun

A spirally grooved cone to equalize motion in a watch.

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Usage examples "fusee":

  1. This day at noon, when we attended the winding- up of the watches, the fusee of Mr Arnold's would not turn round, so that after several unsuccessful trials we were obliged to let it go down. - "A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1", James Cook.
  2. On Feb 29th I went to Cambridge with my Paper on the Going Fusee. - "Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy", George Biddell Airy.
  3. The French at New Orleans translated his surname, and called him Pierre Fusee- on his return the Pierre stuck to him, and rendered into English as Peter, and he was called Peter Flint ever afterward. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).