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Fusee (1)

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Fúsee. n.s. [fuseau, French.]

  1. The cone round which is wound the cord or chain of a clock or watch.

    The reason of the motion of the balance is by the motion of the next wheel, and that by the motion of the next, and that by the motion of the fusee, and that by the motion of the spring :· the whole frame of the watch carries a reasonableness in it, the passive impression of the intellectual idea that was in the artist. Hale's Origin of Mankind.

  2. A firelock [from fusil, Fr.]; a small neat musquet. This is more properly written fusil.

Sources: Hale, Matthew (49)

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