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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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But we knew Jim and Dinky mainly as parents and neighbors who helped run our daycare center, settling kiddie disputes, organizing games, giving out snacks, and blowing noses.
The grey hairs are already showing on granddad Paul's head but he should be used to baby-sitting, wiping bottoms and blowing noses as he has to deal with our youth team players day in, day out.
There would come a point when I would have to be Auntie Abbie and race about playing rounders, blowing noses and burning my fingers on a pizza tray.