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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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The paper said his friend, Morial, however, "had a short fuse," Francis recalls with a chuckle.
Eid is renowned for his short fuse, which saw him red carded so many times in the past few years.
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Mel Gibson, who has recently gained notoriety for allegedly calling a journalist "a**hole" during a TV interview, has confessed that he has a "short fuse."
When items are out of stock or the queues are long, people are often stressed and have a very short fuse.
If it turns out you simply have a very short fuse, then you need to learn relaxation techniques.
At the back William Gallas remains on a short fuse and top-notch delivery at set-plays can leave them exposed.
Combining a blind girl with a short fuse, an agoraphobic cellist, a barely competent guide dog, two oversexed possums and a caged hermit crab who thinks he's Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, Silvey gives readers a story of redemption, human connection and maybe love.
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As a committed evangelical Christian and Middle East scholar, I would like to thank you for printing these two fine articles: "Short Fuse to Apocalypse?" by Donald Wagner, and "How Christian is Zionism?" (July-August 2003).
Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry.
Christopher Morris, defending, said Thomas had had quite a lot to drink that day and 'is a man with a very short fuse'.
The problem is that she has a short fuse whenever she misses a turn in class or forgets part of a combination.