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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
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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.
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blow

1. See throw, 1.
2. The eruption of water and sand inside a cofferdam, causing flooding.
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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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It is not clear who will pay for any blow off in future.
A compressed air audit consists of a thorough analysis of the supply side of the system to determine power consumed, volume compressed, drainage wasted, blow off, and pressure fluctuations.
The canopy jettison handle sits forward of the copilot gunner window (CPG) under a quick release panel for the ground crew to blow off the side panels in an emergency evacuation.
One Garda spokesman warned: "Some of these fireworks are like small sticks of dynamite and will blow off part of your hand.
Helen Parry, 21, of Portsmouth's HMS Nelson, said: "They all blow off in training.