bickford fuse

Bickford fuse

Bick"ford fuse\ or fuze \fuze\, or Bickford match \Bickford match\ A fuse used in blasting, consisting of a long cylinder of explosive material inclosed in a varnished wrapping of rope or hose. It burns from 2 to 4 feet a minute.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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