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Fusil (adjective)

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Fúsil. adj. [fusile, French; fusilis, Latin.]

  1. Capable of being melted; liquifiable by heat.

                The liquid ore he drain'd
    Into fit molds prepar'd; from which he form'd
    First his own tools: then, what might else be wrought
    Fusile, or grav'n in metal.
    Milton's Paradise Lost, b. xi.

    Some, less skilful, fancy these scapi that occur in most of the larger Gothick buildings of England are artificial; and will have it, that they are a kind of fusil marble. Woodward.

  2. Running by the force of heat.

                    Perpetual flames,
    O'er sand and ashes, and the stubborn flint,
    Prevailing, turn into a fusil sea.
    Phillips.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Philips, John (42) · Woodward, John (78)

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