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blow

Archaic
Metallurgy
a. a stage in the Bessemer process in which air is blasted upwards through molten pig iron
b. the quantity of metal treated in a Bessemer converter

blow

[blō]
(computer science)
To write data or code into a programmable read-only memory chip by melting the fuse links corresponding to bits that are to be zero.
(electricity)
Opening of a circuit because of excess current, particularly when the current is heavy and a melting or breakdown point is reached.

blow

1. See throw, 1.
2. The eruption of water and sand inside a cofferdam, causing flooding.

blow

To write code or data into a PROM chip by blowing the fuses of the 0 bits. The 1 bits are left alone.
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The method is said to offer a number of advantages over alternatives such as blow-torch and oven-based cleaning, including greater safety and control, reduced metal fatigue and tool damage, no unpleasant fumes or environmental risks, shorter cleaning times and better cleaning results, according to the manufacturer.
Using a blow-torch, the metal tracks were cut into 3m-long beams and then sold to used metal dealers.
Unless Tom's planning on introducing a blow-torch to his act, it's safe to say the fire brigade can rest easy.