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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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Charlotte put them back on but failed to secure them properly to the front and back of the blue Mini and they blew off.
He said the first booby-trapped car blew off in al-Urouba district and the other in al-Zahraa distric of Kazimiya area, giving no further details.
He said that "a motorbike blew off early in the day against a group of workers in Jamila district of al-Sadr city, also causing many casualties.
An explosive charge blew off against a police patrol in Hawija township, 65 km to the southwest of Kirkuk, killing 2 of its elements," Lt-Brigadier Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Davis spent the morning rebuilding Doc and Sneezy after the wind blew off their heads.
Located at the entrance to Cook Inlet, 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, the 4,025-foot volcano is also sending dense flows of ash and steam down its slopes and building a new dome of molten rock to replace the one it partially blew off in March.
He said that "an explosive charge blew off against a police patrol in northeast Baghdad's al-Shaab district, wounding 2 of its elements and causing material damage to their vehicle.
Our chimney blew off the house - can you believe that?
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Two explosive charge blew off in northern Baghdad's Aadamiya district on Monday, wounding 3 civilians, a security source reported.
The C-130 aircraft, en route from Hemet to a fire in the Tehachapi Mountains, crashed near Pleasant View Ridge in the San Gabriel Mountains after an explosion blew off its right wing.