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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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Launched in August and equipped with dust-penetrating infrared detectors, the telescope not only detected previously hidden newborn stars but also found a vast cavity within the nebula where intense radiation from the young stars has blown away dust, notes Spitzer researcher Bernhard Brandl of Cornell University and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
A GIRL'S GUY Stevie is totally blown away that he's this issue's GL Cutie.
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The rubble for the most part has been gathered and carted away by the FBI but the ground is treacherous near the main work area with exposed bracing, concrete chips and many holes where the floor was blown away.
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She had already blown away Louis Walsh by mentioning she hailed from Ireland.
Researcher Clare Mills last night disputed the police suggestion that the stitched fabric flag had blown away or fallen down, claiming the lack of wind made it unlikely.