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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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Angry Adam's resentments quickly flare up once again and it's not long before the two men are almost coming to blows, with Adam threatening to smash the entire contents of the cellar to smithereens.
London, December 25 ( ANI ): Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, who have been pictured flouncing around Miami having a marvellous time in the recent months, are seen coming to blows in the new trailer for their upcoming reality show 'Kourtney And Kim Take Miami'.
Ben tries to open up to his father, admitting that he's also being bullied by Jordan, but when Denise wades in with a suggestion for how the lads can sort out their problems without their dads coming to blows, it looks like things could get even worse.
And the name turns out to be the problem, with Aoife and Breffny almost coming to blows over the name of their new Irish bar.
London's Southwark Crown Court heard although they managed to settle their differences without coming to blows, tempers flared again the following day.
A shocking Fleming tackle floored Paul Ross and saw Johnny Walker and Jim Mercer coming to blows.
But he's no allies on the UDA side either after coming to blows with Spence.
What started as somewhat playful trash talking ended up with Mourning and Martin nearly coming to blows.
They include bumbling tourists, a disagreeable park keeper and a pair coming to blows in furry animal suits, but his most famous appearance was shouting into a giant mobile phone.
Now before your imaginations run wild at thoughts of Jimmy the Dancer coming to blows with Olive the overactive orangatang, I have to point out (albeit reluctantly) that no animal was involved.
The couple are best known for frequently coming to blows on the show, in which contestants bid against each other for the contents of repossessed storage units.
Also featured are two men coming to blows they vie for a hugely discounted television in the sales, a furious farmer spraying his local bank with manure and cyclists publicising their cause by pedalling into town almost naked, Things take a darker turn when a club bouncer confronted by an armed and dangerous customer.