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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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"I'm a smoker and it doesn't bother me smoking outside a pub and am careful not to blow smoke when people are walking past but still get rubbish from do-gooders."
An approved technique for tracking down leaks and damaged pipes is to blow smoke into sewer lines.
Doesn't the fact that the city centre is brilliantly rejuvenated in a relatively short period of time highlight that so much of our manufacturing heritage, which would traditionally blow smoke into the sky, is gone.
I think they're at the top of their game and everybody in the world realizes that I wasn't trying to blow smoke. I was trying to be realistic."
If it gives people pleasure let them get on with it...so long as they don't blow smoke all over me.
Listen, I'm not going to blow smoke up Stephen Kenny's a**e.
Firefighters from Huddersfield isolated the gas and quickly brought the fire under control before using large fans to blow smoke from the house.