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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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Corners made up four and multi-corners was zero, so that helped cushion the blow.
He added that the trend in the United Kingdom has been to align the calculation of taxable profits with accounting standards, and he pointed to the government's agreement to let insurers create tax-deductible equalization reserves to help cushion the blow of unusually heavy losses.
A company spokesman said: "People have had pay cuts but they have received lump sums to cushion the blow.
We've done the very best that could be done to cushion the blow and ease the hardship.
Try and think about ways in which, if you do go out with this lad, you might cushion the blow for your friend.
Nevertheless, fare increases at the group's rail division helped cushion the blow.
However, Liverpool's regeneration built on its status as European Capital of Culture 2008 has helped cushion the blow of the recession with new jobs created from new projects such as the Museum of Liverpool and the design academy at John Moores University.
Mr Diamond has 300,000 shares and options in iShares owner BGI Holdings, and the pay- out will cushion the blow from Barclays' ds ecisios n to scrap 2008 bonuses.
STATE help for people struggling to pay mortgages after losing their job has been extended in a bid to cushion the blow of the recession, the Government announced today.
The event was first organised in 2005 to cushion the blow of Bedworth losing its town carnival.
But if the Madrid side win the La Liga title tonight it will help cushion the blow.
In order to cushion the blow, Christie decided a squad visit to a local snooker hall was what was required.