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short fuse

[′shȯrt ′fyüz]
(engineering)
Any fuse that is cut too short.
The practice of firing a blast, the fuse on the primer of which is not sufficiently long to reach from the top of the charge to the collar of the borehole; the primer, with fuse attached, is dropped into the charge while burning.
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