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 for fusee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]
     1. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A fuse. See Fuse, n.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3.
        (a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous
            head which when ignited is not easily blown out even
            in a gale of wind.
        (b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter
            and having the usual igniting tip.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube
        filled with a composition which burns with a bright
        colored light for a definite time. It is used principally
        for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating
        an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or
        railroad flare.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     The track of a buck. --Ainsworth.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [F. fus['e]e a spindleful, fusee, LL.
     fusata, fr. fusare to use a spindle, L. fusus spindle.]
     (a) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed
         to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the
         chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a
         spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner
         that the diameter of the cone at the point where the
         chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of
         the spring.
     (b) A similar wheel used in other machinery. Fusel

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fusee
      n 1: a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the
           diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring [syn: fusee
           drive, fusee]
      2: a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
         [syn: fusee, fuzee]
      3: a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in
         the wind [syn: fusee, fuzee]
      4: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a
         propellant [syn: fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer,
         priming]

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