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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 gas expanded and blew off the lid of the drum and gave off huge clouds of smoke and vapour, which turned out to be carbon dioxide, with some chlorine, which gave off a faint odour.'
Citing an initial report, Terre said the right tire of the plane blew off upon landing around 2:42 p.m., which caused the plane to swerve near an access road.
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At that epoch, says Heap, the star had evolved into a puffed-up object called a red giant, which eventually blew off its outer envelope of gas and dust, creating the nebula.
"Two explosive charges blew off early today (Thursday) close to al-Sadr Public hospital early on Thursday, killing and wounding a number of civilians," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
At first, the supernovas "blew off the caps" of the galaxy; later explosions have created a "galactic wind" that keeps blowing gas out of the galaxy, Tully says.
"Two booby-trapped cars blew off early today (Thursday) in Kazimiya district, northwest of Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding 11 others, as a preliminary result," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Moreover, at the end of last April, a supernova blew off in thegalaxy Centaurus A.
"An explosive charge blew off against a police patrol in Hawija township, 65 km to the southwest of Kirkuk, killing 2 of its elements," Lt-Brigadier Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The neutron star descended into the atmosphere of the red giant, and as it orbited there, it triggered an energy release that eventually blew off the outer layers of the red giant, leaving behind the tiny white dwarf.