(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.
(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 purpleBurke.
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.Tennyson.
(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.
Fusing point, the degree of temperature at which a substance melts; the point of fusion.
Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception of the fuse. Farrow.
(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.
(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.