from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of fusee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind.
- n. any device by which an explosive charge is ignited.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See fusee.
- n. See fusee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
- n. a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
- n. a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
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But the "warlike Christian man" who actually came to furnish the firing line for Virginia, was destined to be the Scotch-Irishman and the German with long rifle in place of "fuzee" and "simeter," and altogether too restless to have his continual abode within the space of two hundred acres.
No need cri, jean jeannie, kitteh has likee momma and also toi fuzee maus.
Noo modul ytrayn haz graytur cupasitee, nawy sew much fuzee.
Noo fuzee famblee membr iz alweyz kawx fr selibrayshun!
Wai fank yew, gibs me a worm fuzee tew noes dat peeps cayers
Iz x-tra charj oar CHRG tu sepurayt teh froot frum teh fuzee?
Ai fink sumbunnee hab a fuzee sok awn hur hand wif aiz nd mouf tu fule us.
Atropos struck a fuzee and applied it to his cigarette with-out haste, watching me carefully as he shook it out.
He accordingly provided himself with both fuzee and hanger, and with these comforting bed-fellows retired to rest in an upper chamber of the public-house where he lodged, easy in the knowledge that whatever happened the door of his crib commanded the stairs.
M. de Legal, hearing these proceedings, ordered four companies of grenadiers to line the street which led to his house; each grenadier was ordered to have his loaded fuzee in one hand, and a lighted taper in the other; so that the troops might either repel force with force, or do honour to the farcical solemnity.
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