Bickford match
Bickford fuse Bick"ford fuse or Bickford fuze Bick"ford 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 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Bickford fuse — Bick ford fuse or Bickford fuze Bick ford 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bickford fuze — Bickford fuse Bick ford fuse or Bickford fuze Bick ford 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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