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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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But perhaps the most lamentable problem of Vivisections from the Blown Mind is that it violates its own premises.
Three years ago they were in danger of stalling on take-off as, to mix a transportation metaphor, vocalist Dave Randall jumped ship on the eve of the tour to promote Blown Mind.
They were riding high on the acclaim of their debut album How To Operate With A Blown Mind, and about to do a UK tour.