Fusing point, the degree of temperature at which a substance melts; the point of fusion.

(Fuse), n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.] (Gunnery, Mining, etc.) A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; — called also fuzee. See Fuze.

Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception of the fuse. Farrow.

(Fu*see") n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]

1. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]

2. A fuse. See Fuse, n.

3. A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.

(Fu*see"), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] The track of a buck. Ainsworth.

(Furz"en) a. Furzy; gorsy. [Obs.] Holland.

(Furz"y) a. Abounding in, or overgrown with, furze; characterized by furze. Gay.

(||Fu"sain") n. [F., the spindle tree; also, charcoal made from it.] (Fine Arts) (a) Fine charcoal of willow wood, used as a drawing implement. (b) A drawing made with it. See Charcoal, n. 2, and Charcoal drawing, under Charcoal.

(Fu"sa*role) n. [F. fusarolle, fr. It. fusaruolo, fr. fuso spindle, shaft of a column. See Fusee a conical wheel.] (Arch.) A molding generally placed under the echinus or quarter round of capitals in the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture.

(Fus*ca"tion) n. [L. fuscare, fuscatum, to make dark, fr. fuscus dark.] A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation. [R.] Blount.

(Fus"cin) n. [L. fuscus dark- colored, tawny.] (Physiol. Chem.) A brown, nitrogenous pigment contained in the retinal epithelium; a variety of melanin.

(Fus"cine) n. (Chem.) A dark-colored substance obtained from empyreumatic animal oil. [R.]

(Fus"cous) a. [L. fuscus.] Brown or grayish black; darkish.

Sad and fuscous colors, as black or brown, or deep purple
and the like.

(Fuse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fused (fuzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Fusing.] [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast. See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile.]

1. To liquefy by heat; to render fluid; to dissolve; to melt.

2. To unite or blend, as if melted together.

Whose fancy fuses old and new.

(Fuse), v. i.

1. To be reduced from a solid to a fluid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.

2. To be blended, as if melted together.

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