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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
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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.
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blow

1. See throw, 1.
2. The eruption of water and sand inside a cofferdam, causing flooding.
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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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