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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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He said the first booby-trapped car blew off in al-Urouba district and the other in al-Zahraa distric of Kazimiya area, giving no further details.
He said that "a motorbike blew off early in the day against a group of workers in Jamila district of al-Sadr city, also causing many casualties.
Another explosive charge blew off under the vehicle of Chairman of Golan Organization of the KDP, seriously wounding him," Qader added.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Two explosive charge blew off in northern Baghdad's Aadamiya district on Monday, wounding 3 civilians, a security source reported.
The C-130 aircraft, en route from Hemet to a fire in the Tehachapi Mountains, crashed near Pleasant View Ridge in the San Gabriel Mountains after an explosion blew off its right wing.
An explosive charge, planted under the car of Sheikh Ali al-Sheikhani, blew off early Wednesday in Salahal-Din's Railway Station, killing him on the spot," the police source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
An explosive charge blew off on Tuesday morning in Jurf al-Milih area in central Baaquba, wounding 4 women and causing severe damage to a house," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
A booby-trapped car blew off in Suez district and another car blew off in al-Zihour district, along with an explosive charge blast in Dargazaliya district, all in Mosul city on Wednesday, killing 2 civilians and wounding 15 others," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
An explosive charge blew off under a civilian car on Monday night in al-Saoud area of Balad township, south of Salahal-Din Province, seriously wounding 7 persons," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Tuesday.
An explosive charge blew off on Thursday, killing an Iraqi soldier in an inspection point east of Mosul," the security source stressed, adding that the explosive charge was laid inside a black bag, which blew off when the soldier tried to check it, killing him on the spot.
An explosive charge blew off against a police patrol in west Baghdad's Abu-Jaafar al-Mansour district, injuring 5 persons, among them 3 policemen," the security source said.
A booby-trapped car blew off in Saqlawiya village, north of Falluja city, killing 2 civilians and wounding 5 others, in a preliminary result," the security source told Aswat al-Iraq on Monday.