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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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This thoroughly appealing audiobook examines those daily irritations that make us want to punch someone and shows how actual people have chosen to find safe, legal, creative ways to blow off steam and get even besides.
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In the flamboyant Castro district, where the stressed-out bankers, smartly dressed neighborhood locals and Banana Republic-clad types congregate post-work to blow off steam, Martuni's on Valencia Street is a hip after-work hang out.