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blow a fuse

1. to burn out the fuse on an electrical circuit and lose power. The microwave oven blew a fuse, so we had no power. You'll blow a fuse if you use too many appliances at once.
2. and blow one's fuse; blow a gasket; blow one's cork; blow one's lid; blow one's top; blow one's stack Fig. to explode with anger; to lose one's temper. Come on, don't blow a fuse. Go ahead, blow a gasket! What good will that do?
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fuse something with something

to bond something together with something. You have to fuse the upper layer to the lower layer with heat. He used heat and pressure to fuse the patch with the soft rubber of the raft.
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fuse with something

to bond with something. The metal has fused with the glass coating on the tank. I didn't know that metal could fuse with glass.
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quick temper

 and short temper; short fuse
a bad temper that can be easily aroused. Tyler has a quick temper and doesn't mind letting everyone see it.
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blow a fuse/gasket

to become very angry and shout or behave in a violent way Jim'll blow a fuse if he finds you here. When her husband realised how much she'd spent he blew a gasket.
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a short fuse

if someone has a short fuse, they become angry quickly and often Charlie has a sharp tongue and a short fuse.
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blow a fuse

Also, blow a gasket. Lose one's temper, express furious anger. For example, When his paycheck bounced, John blew a fuse, or Tell Mom what really happened before she blows a gasket. An electric fuse is said to "blow" (melt) when the circuit is overloaded, whereas a gasket, used to seal a piston, "blows" (breaks) when the pressure is too high. The first of these slangy terms dates from the 1930s, the second from the 1940s. Also see blow one's top; keep one's cool.
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blow a fuse

and blow one’s fuse and blow a gasket and blow one’s cork and blow one’s lid and blow one’s top and blow one’s stack
tv. to explode with anger; to lose one’s temper. Go ahead, blow a gasket! What good will that do? Crunk! I so blew my top!
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blow one’s fuse

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fuse box

n. the head; the brain. I’m afraid she’s missing a little something in the fuse box.
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have a short fuse

tv. to be easy to anger. (Have got can replace have.) He’s got a short fuse, so watch out.
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short fuse

n. a quick temper. I knew she’d blow. She’s got a short fuse.
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blow a fuse

/gasket Slang
To explode with anger.
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blow a fuse

Lose your temper. Back in the days before circuit breakers, a house's electrical system was regulated by a fuse box. Individual fuses connected to separate lines throughout the house were inserted into the box. When a circuit became overloaded, a thin metal strip in the fuse melted, breaking the circuit to prevent an overload and a possible fire. You'd then replace the fuse after disconnecting whatever appliance might have caused the overload. Someone who because very angry was said to blow a fuse, which doesn't make sense because a fuse was meant to defuse, so to speak, the situation. But no one ever said that idioms must be rational. Similar expressions that make more sense are “blow your stack,” which came from the era of steam engines that would explode if the steam wasn't allowed to explode, and “have a meltdown,” as in a nuclear reactor gone wild.
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One of the main reasons fused silica is used in building investment shells is the ease of shell removal.
The data suggests that an all fused silica shell will be much easier to mechanically remove after casting than one based on all alumino-silicate.
Other approaches to improve shell removal characteristics include using mixtures of alumino-silicate and fused silica for the backup stucco with fused silica flour for the slurry; and using one or two intermediate dips of fused silica slurry/fused silica stucco and alumino-silicate sluny/alumino-silicate stucco for the backup dips.
For the fused silica slurry/alumino-silicate stucco system, the caustic dissolved the colloidal binder and the fused silica flour, but left the alumino-silicate stucco grains largely unaffected.
When casting into a fused silica shell, it is possible to watch the metal rise through the shell wall as it fills the cavity.
At low temperatures, the fused silica shell has a lower thermal conductivity, since fused silica is a poorer thermal conductor than alumino-silicate and the shell porosity is higher.
To further illustrate, thermal conductivity data for fused silica refractories (from the literature) is shown in Fig.
Thus, greater fill of thin-walled castings occurs when using a fused silica shell.
ADM's imaging services offering includes CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET and Fused Imaging.
All FONS' fused component products can be supplied as un-terminated stand-alone units, pre-terminated with any industry standard connector, or packaged in a standard or custom optical cassette module.
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FONS' portfolio of products includes fused technology based optical components and packaged modules including splitters, taps and filter based DWDMs.