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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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He looked in need of the run when fourth to Bohemian Spirit at Kelso last month but that outing will have blown away the cobwebs and he can regain the winning thread from Geordies Express and Knockholt.
The lightly-raced gelding was having his first run for five months and that should have blown away the cobwebs ahead of today's race,in which he is sure to be tough to beat.
That was his first run following a short break and it should have blown away the cobwebs.
40 Folkestone) Earned a lifetime best on the clock when successful over today's course and distance last August, always a positive pointer, and last week's encouraging Kempton third should have blown away the cobwebs.