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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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INSPIRING: Kate in wedding dress of it AISLE BE BLOWED Bubbly Vicky models her mum's royal replica dress RUBBER WEAR: Vicky's detailed bodice made of multi-coloured balloons
Now I'll own that, as a tactician, Patrick was probably wise to choose a career in scaffolding rather than the diplomatic corps, but I'm blowed if I can understand why this star-crossed pair are said to be "working on their marriage".
We could have done with Albert Riera playing, too - I believe he featured on the team sheet, but I'm blowed if I could see him on the pitch.
Ken Segal Launches Ken Can Cook album on Indie Label Decon/Project Blowed
A I'M blowed if I can find one single reason to help not only a shamelessly adulterous man, but one who's violent with it.
But Ah do know 'at if Ah wer feedin' ooanly one sheep, Ah'm blowed if Ah'd give it a full looad
Now it is a record label and open mike workshop run by Aceyalone, who will join some of the other Project Blowed artists on the 10th anniversary tour that stops by the WOW Hall on Monday night.
He, however, had come into teaching to teach French or physics or geography and, as far as he was concerned, if he had to be a form teacher then he was quite content to mark the register but he was blowed if he would do more than that.
One worker tells of a boss from "'Middle Georgy' "who" 'was so mean dat when the boiler burst and blowed some of the men up in the air, he docked 'em for de time they was off de job' "(69), while worker Tush Hawg attests to a boss on the east coast who "'was so mean and times was so hard till he laid off de hands of his watch'" (69).
It is often said that the clamour from the tabloids forced the Queen to change her intended plans, to return to the capital from her holiday and to ensure that, protocol be blowed, the Union flag should be lowered over Buckingham Palace.
NO SALE 3Morrisons store AISLE BE BLOWED 3Some of the full trolleys
Darn it, one good reason why Ashley bought the club in the first place might not have gone amiss because he has never told us and I'm blowed if we can fathom it.