American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light flintlock musket.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flint-lock musket: originally so called in English, to distinguish it from the matchlock previously in use, from the French name of the piece of steel against which the flint strikes fire.
- n. In her.: A bearing differing from the lozenge in being longer in proportion to its breadth, and named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
- n. A representation of a spindle covered with yarn.
- Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat.
- Running or flowing, as a liquid.
- n. heraldry A bearing of a rhomboidal figure, resembling a spindle in shape, longer than a heraldic lozenge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.
- adj. rare Running or flowing, as a liquid.
- adj. obsolete Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.
- n. A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
- n. (Her.) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
- n. a light flintlock musket
- See fusee. (Wiktionary)
- French, steel in a flintlock, firearm, from Old French fuisil, steel for a tinderbox, from Vulgar Latin *focīlis (petra), fire-(stone), from Late Latin focus, fire, from Latin, hearth. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Champlain appears to be carrying a light arquebus that Paulin-Desormeaux calls a fusil de chasse, a hunting weapon; ibid., 1:184-93; for a more extended discussion, see below, chapter 12, and Appendix L.”
“The fusil is another Rhombular figure like the lozenge, but more long than broad, and its upper and lower points are more acute than the two side points.”
“Allay-foozee, in its turn, comes from the French allez-fusil, meaning Forward the muskets!”
“A fusil is a bearing in heraldry made in the form of a spindle, with its yarn or thread wound about it.”
“Continental, un film sans fusil/Continental, a Film Without Guns”
“In paintings like "Site domestique (au fusil espadon) avec tête d'inca et petit fauteuil à droite" (1966) or sculptures like "La jubilant" (1967), Dubuffet enters an architectural dimension.”
“MARIE-GINETTE GUAY – Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns”
“GILBERT SICOTTE – Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns”
“FANNY MALLETTE – Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns”
“ANDRÉ-LINE BEAUPARLANT – Continental, un film sans fusil / Continental, a Film Without Guns”
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