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 for railroad flare
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]
        (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.

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