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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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To correspond about any editorial matters, pass along hot audio gossip, put us on your mailing list, or just blow off steam, please write KWN directly at 9775 Mills Road, Ostrander, OH 43061.
This thoroughly appealing audiobook examines those daily irritations that make us want to punch someone and shows how actual people have chosen to find safe, legal, creative ways to blow off steam and get even besides.
Talk to your staff about not taking it personally and let the client vent and blow off steam. Don't get on the defensive: you're just adding fuel to the fire.
While no-one wants or needs inebriated jockeys, it can seem harsh when weeks go by with no days off and no chance to blow off steam. My father, the late Johnny Haine, was a popular jump jockey in the 1960s and I am not sure how well he would have coped with the restrictions - as the following story I was once told may illustrate.
``It was a bunch of guys that went up with their dates in Bend to blow off steam after their midterms,'' he said.
In the flamboyant Castro district, where the stressed-out bankers, smartly dressed neighborhood locals and Banana Republic-clad types congregate post-work to blow off steam, Martuni's on Valencia Street is a hip after-work hang out.
And it struck me that no matter how much crap the troops had to endure, they always found time to blow off steam. Some jogged or worked out.
Standard on each notebook is Everquest, Sony's popular multiplayer online game, allowing students to blow off steam between classes.
Cyber-lobbyists do a lot more than blow off steam. "NEA members sent tens of thousands of messages to Congress during the fight over the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The downtown bar, neighborhood tavern or boozy grill--where the newsies hang out--is still a place where reporters blow off steam after a day of coping with inept or tyrannical editors; it's where reporters.
The 1950s audiences didn't need to blow off steam, as did those during the Great Depression and World War II and as those in the nineties now do.