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  • n. Plural form of fusee.

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Examples

  • This chain is connected to a second cylinder, at the upper left, made up of one part of a fusee (placed horizontally as opposed to the traditional fusees that are always vertical), and the other of the cylindrical power reserve indicator (a total of 72 hours).

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives

  • Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight; sometimes he would ill-treat it, especially after he had been at the whiskey, kicking it, beating it, pelting it with stones or lighted fusees.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • It was suspended to a pole, and served for a mark, at which the competitors discharged their fusees and carabines in rotation, at the distance of sixty or seventy paces.

    Old Mortality

  • The horse, who were commanded to charge the advancing Highlanders in the flank, received an irregular fire from their fusees as they ran on and, seized with a disgraceful panic, wavered, halted, disbanded, and galloped from the field.

    Waverley

  • Dogs and hunters were at work, and muskets and fusees resounded from every quarter.

    Waverley

  • Even at his prayers two or three chosen matchlockmen stand over him with lighted fusees.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • Stuffing the flare gun into his coat pocket, he carried the fusees back to the shelter and placed them on his sleeping shelf, on top of the greenery, on what he hoped would be a dry spot.

    Scott Free

  • With the cup positioned where he wanted it, he shoved the fusees butt-first into the snow next to it.

    Scott Free

  • He found other flares as well—fusees, they were called, and they looked just like the ones that cops set out at the scene of auto accidents.

    Scott Free

  • It was suspended to a pole, and served for a mark at which the competitors discharged their fusees and carbines in rotation, at the distance of seventy paces.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

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