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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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It struck me that this really is the same in life, but how often have you actually set out your flight plan and then allowed yourself to be blown off course at the first gust of unexpected wind?
The ferry, which is operated by Finland's Viking Line, was blown off course by wind of 25-35 metres per second despite the auto-pilot maintaining the correct course, reported the YLE teletext news.
FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton is determined to go into the summer break with the wind in his sails after recently seeing his Formula One world title hopes blown off course.
A SEABIRD rarely seen in the region was blown off course and crashlanded in a street.
On a day when Hillside was swept by bursts of heavy rain and gale force gusts of wind, Formby Hall's Fleetwood showed no sign of being blown off course.
MY point about wind power being an investment in the future seems to have been blown off course, towards Brazil, according to A Ferguson of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The show, called The Fairy and the Flowertots, follows Clairy Fairy, a fairy who is blown off course and lands in Flowertot Garden.
He said: "I'm on course and I'm not going to be blown off course.
Lost in Tiber tells the story of five US airmen who were forced to bail out over Tibet when their C-87 transport plane ran out of fuel after it was blown off course in a ferocious Himalayan storm.
A RACING pigeon called Tony Blair ended up 5,000 MILES from home after being blown off course in a storm.
But the report warns the weakness in the world economy means any upturn in the second half of the year will be fragile and could easily be blown off course by a further worsening in the eurozone.
Many were blown off course by strong wind gusts, and failed to navigate their descent to land inside a marked circle about 25ft in circumference in the park at the base of the towers.