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From French fusée spindle, rocket, flare, fuse, fusee from Old French spindleful of thread from fus spindle from Latin fūsus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French fusée, ultimately from Latin fūsus (“spindle”).
Replace the fusee box with the spring detached from the fusee box with the spring detached from the fusee.
The fusee, made of stiff hog bristle, prevented the spring from being wound too tightly.
Ashland Investment lists an 1830 rare chronometer fusee open face watch with a porcelain dial valued at $4,050.
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