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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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BEFORE a fag is stubbed out in anger, the Scottish Executive is determined to blow smoke in our faces.
A coalition spokesman said: 'The official line is that we won't blow smoke in the face of police officers.
Perhaps that's why when veterans get together they don't blow smoke at each other about heroics but rather concentrate on the good friends they made in the service and who they never will forget.
Firefighters from Huddersfield isolated the gas and quickly brought the fire under control before using large fans to blow smoke from the house.
By the time she's five, Samantha will know how to blow smoke rings, use a credit card, and order a Martini.
Several friends did their best to blow smoke in my face during our visit, but the reading "only" registered the equivalent of one cigarette in three hours.
The state Department of Forestry tries to schedule burns - in this case by private forestland owners in Douglas, Coos and west Lane counties - when prevailing winds will blow smoke away from populated areas.