fusee


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a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring

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a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains

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a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

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any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

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The damnable lock has more than 20 parts; then there's the feed block, barrel extension plates, back-plate, fusee spring assembly, etc.
I've only had two runners before in Ireland - La Petite Fusee won and my best filly Annie Edge finished third in their 1000 Guineas.
Any hopes of Britain's "super stud" Cigar providing the winner with his daughter La Petite Fusee were quickly dashed.
Elsewhere love is a transfiguration; after a lyric description of the act of love, the poet says: "le roc s'effrite / je m'accroche aux pierres, aux poudres fertiles / de ma chute." The passage ends, "un son moite / comme la pierre / bercee de detritus." Not all love is unremitting; it may even assume a perverse element: "je suis ton echo morne, / taciturne, / encastre d'ombres, / loin des colonnes embrasees / de ta joie." By the conclusion of the poem the volcanic eruptions (the poet's term) will have laid there "crevasses et crateres de l'etre / mers de tran-quillite / et cette fusee / que nos coeurs habitent."
Well carved late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock with twin train fusee movement and bellows made from wood and paper to drive the captive cuckoo.
In the latter part of the 19th century Black Forest carvers hit on the idea of using imported Swiss clockwork movements and began producing Well carved late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock with twin train fusee movement and bellows made from wood and paper to drive the captive cuckoo.
In an early form of which device might you find a fusee spindle?
Depuis un an, Pyongyang a effectue deux tirs de fusee (dont un reussi en decembre) consideres par les Occidentaux comme des essais deguises de missiles balistiques, et un essai nucleaire (le 12 fevrier dernier) qui lui a valu un nouveau train de sanctions a l'ONU.
Some clocks also sold above expectation, a classic 18th century brass-mounted double pad top bracket with twin fusee movement, and signed Jn.
Les lettres intimes disent ainsi toute la fragilite de Flora Tristan et sa soif d'amour, telle la fusee qu'elle lance au peintre et graveur Travies, le 28 aout 1839 : << Mon etre est un gouffre, un monstre que rien ne saurait rassasier >>, formule que son petit-fils Paul Gauguin n'aurait certes pas reniee (27, 119).
2000 Fusee Cabernet Sauvignon, California: This lighter cabernet is crisp, but not tart, with nice blackberry fruit.
De leur cote, les milliardaires americains Elon Musk et Jeff Bezos se sont febrilement engages, avec d'autres, dans la course aux lancements militaires, civils ou commerciaux vers la Lune, le projet de fusee SpaceX porte par Elon Musk etant actuellement le mieux place dans cette bataille technologique.