Bickern

Bick"ern

(), n. [F. bigorne. See Bicorn.] An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also, the beak or horn itself.
[1913 Webster]

{

Bick"ford fuse

or

Bick"ford fuze

, or

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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