Definitions

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  • n. The chamber of a mine in which the powder is placed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The chamber of a mine in which the powder is placed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., the chamber of a mine in which the powder is lodged.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • He saw Minks standing with Jane Anne again by the fourneau, picking at his ear.

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • Beyond her perched Daddy, on the music stool, leaning his back against the unlighted fourneau.

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • _fourneau_ for _la famille anglaise_ in the mornings, and the mother, knowing a little English, spelt out the weather reports in the _Daily

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • J'estois en une telle angoisse que je ne scaurois dire: car j'estois tout tari et deseche a cause du labeur et de la chaleur du fourneau; il y avoit plus d'un mois que ma chemise n'avoit seiche sur moy, encores pour me consoler on se moquoit de moy, et mesme ceux qui me devoient secourir alloient crier par la ville que je faisois brusler le plancher: et par tel moyen l'on me faisoit perdre mon credit et m'estimoit-on estre fol.

    Self help; with illustrations of conduct and perseverance

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