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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 more you ask, the more you have to be blown away by the phenomenon of Jan.
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Whatever was going to blow away has already blown away," she said.
Foster, who made his Olympic debut at Seoul in 1988, said: "I was blown away when I was told, it was a big surprise and a huge honour.
When it came to game play, I was impressed -- but not blown away.
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I'm just sort of blown away by this," comments Mare Davis of the University of California, Berkeley.
History fans and readers of romantic stories will both be blown away by the historical detail and heartwarming plot of Memories Stir the Heart, by Barbara McDonald.
A compelling story is the basis for any good book, and Blown Away, by Caitlin Kelly, delivers a great many compelling stories from women on both sides of the gun issue.