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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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The IRS softened the blow by ruling that the earnings on the excess $14,000 would not be taxable to the individual until actually distributed.
Officials on the 20,000-acre Royal estate in Norfolk have softened the blow by making a pounds 400 donation to cover half the bowling green rent for the Dersingham Village Institute club.
She said yes, and it somewhat softened the blow of not making it into the Premier League.
They were really friendly and that softened the blow a little.