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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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85sec split from trap three, Dolores Ruth's brindle took a middle course throughout, and that spin is expected to have blown away the cobwebs for his clash with Select Stakes hero Jordansoilutions.
The lightly-raced gelding was having his first run for five months and that should have blown away the cobwebs ahead of today's race,in which he is sure to be tough to beat.
I don't think it can get any colder than this, but at least I've blown away the cobwebs and I'm ready for the good horses now," he smiled as the wind whistled round Lingfield yesterday and he kicked off with defeat on a 2-5 chance.
That was his first run following a short break and it should have blown away the cobwebs.