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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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Of course, when disciplining an officer, kind words can help cushion the blow.
The district's portion of a full-time teacher's insurance premium, meanwhile, will jump from $550 to $670 in the first year and to $755 in 2004-05, helping to cushion the blow of skyrocketing rates.
On the other hand, they're finding it tougher to find takers for some hard-to-place customers, and there's almost no way they can cushion the blow for policyholders in some lines that face double-digit rate increases.
hurling towards the ground, and it shall happen that the Newt shall hit first and cushion the blow to little more than that of a missed step.
To cushion the blow, the company can absorb part of the cost for employees who have major bills.
5% and stimulus package worth up to PS170bn had already begun to cushion the blow of the Brexit vote.
17bn of so-called gilts as part of its new quantitative easing (QE) programme to help cushion the blow of the Brexit vote.
4 Cushion the blow Keep super-high heels for occasional wear and try not to walk on them for more than a few hours at a time.
It will help cushion the blow of losing injured new back-rower Morgan Allen who will miss the next four months because of a bicep injury after joining from the Ospreys in the summer.
And the interim-Hearts manager is hoping that experience will help him cushion the blow for the current Tynecastle kids who will be stood down for today's derby clash.
Global beefed up its lineup by adding Denis Wolf, the hat-trick hero for the Philippine Azkals against Macau Tuesday night, and national players Demit-rius Omphroy and Matthew Uy to cushion the blow of the departure of Angel Guirado.