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[fyoo-zee] /fyuˈzi/

a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed.
a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning signal to approaching trains.
Horology. a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring.
1 (def 1).
(in early clocks and watches) a spirally grooved spindle, functioning as an equalizing force on the unwinding of the mainspring
a friction match with a large head, capable of remaining alight in a wind
an explosive fuse

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


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