blow down


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blow down

Of the wind, to blow something to the ground. That wind today blew down all of the clothes I'd hung on the clothesline. Your hanging flower pots might get blown down in this storm.
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blow someone or something down

[for a rush of air] to knock someone or something over. The wind blew Chuck down. The tornado blew down many buildings.
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"We apologise for this inconvenience, and request patience and understanding from residents on the 'blow down day'." Explosives will be used to bring down the 16-storey tower.
BAMM allows pipelines to measure fugitive and vented emissions without a company having to re-engineer a compressor station to make access to a blow down vent, for example, safe for a worker..
Blow down water level control frequently to prevent sediment from accumulating.
When it became clear that Andrew would hit southern Florida, home to the National Hurricane Center, several hurricane specialists traveled north to the NMC to set up a backup unit in case the storm disabled the Coral Gables facility, Gusts of up to 164 mph did, in fact, blow down a radar dome and inactivate several satellite dishes on the roof of the center, but meteorologists there continued to issue forecasts with help from the NMC and other weather service offices.
Nitrogen blow down is a common procedure for solvent removal.
An ideal solvent evaporator in a high throughput laboratory should possess the following characteristics: simultaneous blow down of many samples (e.g., 24 to 48 samples); easy switch for different sample vial sizes; minimal nitrogen consumption (frequent nitrogen tank changes lower lab productivity, in addition to the cost of nitrogen gas and tank rental); equal rate of blow down for large array of samples; speedy and convenient set up (including vial positioning, system cleaning and flow adjustment); and of course, low cost.
Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of rail watchdog Passenger Focus, said: "A chill wind will blow down many of Britain's platforms when passengers find out their new fares.
GORAN Ivanisevic beat Dutchman Jan Siemerink 6-3 0-6 7-6 in thefirst round of the Guardian Direct Cup - despite fearing the tent theywere playing in was about to blow down.
While blow down of the clave following cure will remove most of these, there will still be a volume of steam and curing fumes released into the work area when the autoclave is opened.
The nitrogen blow down step required in the concentration process is automatically performed in just minutes as part of its closed system, which would normally take 35 to 45 minutes as a separate step.
We worked for about two hours, clearing away the tops of hemlocks and other blow downs. At one point, I went ahead and waited for him to come along with the tractor.