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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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Cllr Ravenhall said: "Plastic and paper had been blowing off lorries using the site, littering the country roads, especially the A45, at great expense to council tax payers, because of inadequate netting.
Another American of the same age tells of blowing off his toes to avoid being drafted to Vietnam.
LOS ANGELES -- Affirming its commitment to the environment, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), together with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin), have announced a proposed agreement to further reduce dust blowing off the dry Owens Lake by expanding the dust control area and using new methods that will save water and costs for the City of Los Angeles.
Granted, this won't erase your blowing off the big day, but it may pave the way for forgiveness.
And they tell her they need to witness the dust blowing off a particular property to do anything about it, she said.
La Nina fosters hurricanes by influencing the winds blowing off West Africa toward America.
At one point, the guys said, 'That loud explosion you heard upstairs was the roof blowing off,'" said Garrett.