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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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Well I'll Be Blowed harmonica players from left, president Eric Houghton, Alf Clay, Alwyn Wilson, and Rob Shannon
In the introduction, "I Am Hiphop," Morgan positions the Good Life/Project Blowed workshop as a vibrant and constructive creative outlet for urban youth, in contrast to the gangsta rap ethos that constituted much of the Los Angeles hip hop scene of the 1990s.
Conversely, the more recent "Time Machine" (2002, with Guy Pearce) adaptation, directed by Simon Wells (H.G.'s great-grandson), takes such a special-effects-on-steroids approach that the characters are MIA, but the film would have received the stock satirical rave from John Candy's SCTV mock movie reviewer: "It blowed up real good."
Legend: Wilson Isle be blowed: Colin is stunned by star fan Brian
'For I loved that cook as a brother, I did, And the cook he worshipped me; But we'd both be blowed if we'd either be stowed In the other chap's hold, you see.
This book is an in-depth account of the language and culture of 'Project Blowed', a legendary hiphop workshop based in Los Angeles that began in 1994 when a group of youth moved their already renowned open-mic nights from The Good Life, a Crenshaw district health food store, to the KAOS Network, an arts center in Leimert Park.
"One of the explanations my brother-in-law said it may be a garbage bag blowed up in there, but all the smashed over vegetation in there - I really don't know.
"That were right painful that," he puffed and blowed.
The eldest was without doors looking to some cattle; the middle-most, being a son about five years old, seeing his father's fowling piece, (being a very great one) stand in the chimney, took it and laid it upon a stool, as he had seen his father do, and pulled up the cock, (the spring being weak) and put down the hammer, then went to the other end and blowed in the mouth of the piece, as he had seen his father also do, and with that stirring the piece, being charged, it went off, and shot the child into the mouth and through his head." (4)
Five Scenes from Tree-monisha: We're goin' around; Prelude; Aunt Dinah has blowed de Horn; Superstition; A Real Slow Drag.
You knew what time it was when the (mill) whistle blowed," LaFleur said.