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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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Drowning his sorrows in the Rovers, he comes to blows with Peter Barlow, "the patron saint of drunks and winos".
Sean comforts Tanya (Jo Joyner) after she comes to blows with Stacey, while Billy finally admits to Honey that they have money problems.
Jesse and Leah are still dithering, Tasha dumps Robbie and Duncan comes to blows with both Alf and Robbie.
Later,Darren comes to blows with Norman,and then has to be rescued by Dan when two heavies rough him up.
Everything spills out and finally comes to blows as the four prepare for a sunshine holiday in Tenerife, only for Janice to decide she can't live a lie any longer.
But it nearly comes to blows when Nikita Murray, 19, flings her non-alcoholic cocktail over 26-year-old Dave Behan, after being egged on by Natalie.