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Fusee (2)

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Fusee of a bomb or granado shell, is that which makes the whole powder or composition in the shell take fire, to do the designed execution. 'Tis usually a wooden pipe or tap filled with wildfire, or some such matter; and is intended to burn no longer than is the time of the motion of the bomb from the mouth of the morter to the place where it is to fall, which time Anderson makes twenty-seven seconds. Harris.

Sources: Harris, John (31)

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