EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUSE

But they were detached fires, and they did not fuse into a general mass at any time.

Vard, who had taken out a cigarette, held the tip tranquilly to his fuse.

But these excellences, though found in a hareem, will not fuse, as in a poem or a picture.

Three may in like manner collide and fuse into a single ring.

How'n the name of Pluto will he handle things if a fuse blows?

Figure 55 shows the fuse plug in the position for charging a 6-volt battery.

After that he lighted the fuse, and, clambering down the slope of rock, saw Gordon.

This afternoon, unknown to Saranoff, I tampered with that radite can and removed the fuse.

If a pin is put through a lamp cord, a fuse is likely to blow out.

If the father was right, should they have got a fuse marked 6A, one marked 10A, or one marked 15A?

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "to melt" (transitive), back-formation from fusion. Intransitive sense, "to become liquid," attested from 1800. Figurative sense of "blend different things" is first recorded 1817. Related: Fused; fusing.

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