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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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Of course, when disciplining an officer, kind words can help cushion the blow. However, supervisors must carefully separate these instances; if not, employees will accept future praise with caution as they steel themselves for the anticipated criticism to follow.
And with no corporate parent, the studio can't easily cushion the blow of a pricey B.O.
Jump!" hurling towards the ground, and it shall happen that the Newt shall hit first and cushion the blow to little more than that of a missed step.
However, the changes are to be introduced with various caps and brakes to cushion the blow for those that are paying more.
He added: "The dragons would cushion the blow a bit if they were giving any negative feedback whereas Simon would say it to you straight away."
"The refusal to grasp the thistle of local tax makes it impossible to cushion the blow of Tory cuts and that has a real human cost.
Global beefed up its lineup by adding Denis Wolf, the hat-trick hero for the Philippine Azkals against Macau Tuesday night, and national players Demit-rius Omphroy and Matthew Uy to cushion the blow of the departure of Angel Guirado.
Clr Barry Collins said the council was having to find pounds 1.6m to "cushion the blow" in 2014/15 and added: "This has come from the Government but the council takes the blame.
A spokeswoman today said it plans to axe "less than 50 roles" at the firm, but hoped to cushion the blow to staff by achieving the redundancies by voluntary means where possible.
The UK Government was able to cushion the blow of recession through "unusually generous" increases in financial support, independent economic researcher the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said.
Clubs relegated from the Premier League last summer picked up pounds 11.2 million to help cushion the blow but that will increase thanks to bumper new overseas television deals.