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safety fuze

a long tube attached to a detonator or percussion cap and filled with a powder that burns slowly when ignited.
Origin of safety fuze
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The end of the safety-fuze is then lit, and the jam tin is presented to the Hun.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • Into the gun cotton is inserted a detonator; and into the detonator is inserted two inches of safety-fuze.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile

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