time-fuse


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Noun1.time-fuse - a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
fuze, fuse, primer, priming, fuzee, fusee - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
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What is more, thanks to meticulous police work, the man who secreted the bomb in room 629, 24 days before it exploded on a long time-fuse, was arrested and imprisoned.

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