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Old muskets fired by a fusee, with a prong to rest the barrel on.

The principle of the "drum and fusee" action will be understood from Fig. 201.

I cautiously presented my fusee but did not dare to fire against the orders.

The other day, on the pier at Boulogne, I lit a fusee for the purpose of having a smoke.

Nothing daunted he sought his fusee case; there was just one left in it.

Taking a cigar from his case and nipping off the end, he rasps a fusee to light it.

He succeeds in getting hold of it, though not till the fusee has ceased flaming.

He said nothing, but consulted his watch by the aid of a fusee.

The man picked out a fusee, struck it, and bent his head to it.

The chief had a fusee, which he carried slung, in addition to his rifle.

WORD ORIGIN

also fuzee, type of light musket, 1660s, from French fusil (see fusilier).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FUSEE

friction match

nounmatch lit by striking
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