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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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The show, called The Fairy and the Flowertots, follows Clairy Fairy, a fairy who is blown off course and lands in Flowertot Garden.
MARC WARRENlaid into Kingsbarns' ropey greens as his Dunhill dream was blown off course.
A RACING pigeon called Tony Blair ended up 5,000 MILES from home after being blown off course in a storm.
But the report warns the weakness in the world economy means any upturn in the second half of the year will be fragile and could easily be blown off course by a further worsening in the eurozone.
Many were blown off course by strong wind gusts, and failed to navigate their descent to land inside a marked circle about 25ft in circumference in the park at the base of the towers.
BOSS Mark Evans was left cursing missed chances as Quins had their Parker Pen campaign blown off course at the Stoop.
TONDU'S title challenge was blown off course as they were held by the defiant visitors at a windswept Pandy Park.
SCOOP6 punters were blown off course by a series of long-priced winners yesterday, when the biggest number of declared runners in the nine-week sequence hit the Tote-backed bet from all sides.
Beau Bridges, whose father, Lloyd, starred in ``Rocket Ship X-M,'' about a spaceship blown off course to Mars, in 1950, adds a warm note as the only mission controller with faith in Fred's abilities in space.
Long seen as the party of social justice, they have been badly blown off course.
She is always resplendent and glorious, like some exotic bird that has been blown off course on to our unpretentious little High Street - and is never sad to get back to the city" - Tara Newley describes her mother Joan Collins when she comes to visit her in the countryside.
diodesign: Blown off course several times during today's run.