Blow a fuse - If you blow a fuse, you become uncontrollably angry.
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Blow a gasket - If you blow a gasket, you get very angry.
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Blow by blow - A blow-by-blow description gives every detail in sequence.
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Blow hot and cold - If you blow hot and cold on an idea, your attitude and opinion keeps changing; one minute you are for it, the next you are against.
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Blow me down - People say '(well,) blow me down' when you have just told them something surprising, shocking or unexpected. ('Blow me down with a feather' is also used.)
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Blow off steam - (USA) If you blow off steam, you express your anger or frustration.
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Blow out of the water - If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.
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Blow smoke - (USA) If people blow smoke, they exaggerate or say things that are not true, usually to make themselves look better.
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Blow the cobwebs away - If you blow the cobwebs away, you make sweeping changes to something to bring fresh views and ideas in.
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Blow the whistle - If somebody blows the whistle on a plan, they report it to the authorities.
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Blow your mind - Something that will blow your mind is something extraordinary that will amaze you beyond explanation.
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Blow your own horn - If you blow your own horn, you boast about your achievements and abilities. ('Blow your own trumpet' is an alternative form.)
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Blow your own trumpet - If someone blows their own trumpet, they boast about their talents and achievements. ('Blow your own horn' is an alternative form.)
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Blow your stack - If you blow your stack, you lose your temper.
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Blow your top - If someone blows their top, they lose their temper.
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In literature:
But as he sank into the concealment of the bushes he felt a blow upon the side of his head.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Those which blow constantly at certain seasons of the year, as monsoon, trade, and etesian winds.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But now it was blowing a regular hurricane and no mistake.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
She nimbly evaded the blow.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The morning of the day of battle dawned clear, with a brisk north-east wind blowing.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Wun I blow 'pon me ho'n dun you blow 'pon you' ho'n fer answer me; me blow, you blow, dun we bote blow.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Starting up furiously, Percy aimed a blow at the crow.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
They struck hard blows with their stone axes, which the animals learned to fear.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Knowing that flight was impossible, the lad feinted, and aimed a blow with his left straight for the doctor's chin.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Corrigan paid little heed to the blows; he shook them off, grunting.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
I gave him a good blow on the head with my sword, and a few good blows from the back.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
It blows out the matches, it blows out the candles, it blows out the gas lights.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Blow after blow fell.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The children held them to their mouths, and tried to blow away the whole coronal with one puff of the breath.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Mukna was ordered to receive ten blows for the disobedience, and ten blows more for the attempted murder.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
From behind the gray curtain came the sound of heavy blows, muttered imprecations, groans.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
It is difficult to say whether the violence of the first blow or of the recoil was the greater.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Daoud brought the saif down, and the knight raised his shield to fend off the blow.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Robin guessed wisely that the mortal blow had been given by one of those two traitors in Will's own camp.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Lady Webling took the blow without reeling.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:
High cold blow
sun is low
brief his day
seas give spray.
"Season Song" by Anonymous Irish
Said Nancy's skeleton
Just say No
Said the Rasta skeleton
Blow Nancy Blow
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow,
Waving so flower-like
When the winds blow!
"The Fountain" by James Russell Lowell
But in Thy chastising
Is joy and peace.
O Master and Love,
Let Thy blows not cease.
"Amor Mysticus" by John Hay
Who knows
Where my sight goes,
What your sight shows—-
Where the peachtree blows?
"Where My Sight Goes" by Yvor Winters
Soon I’ll return to thee
Hopeful and brave,
When the dead leaves
Blow over thy grave.
"True Love" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
In news:
'Biscuits' chant returns as UNC blows out Hofstra.
Not JUST a Cheap Shot -But a Low Blow AND a Fact.
A Staten Island woman who allegedly shot at her neighbors in August because their child tossed chalk near her chicken coop has been arrested again — this time for threatening to blow up their.
The show will not end with any big deaths or buildings blowing up, according to show creator Steven Bochco.
Enlarge Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesBrandon Marshall trade winds are blowing late into the night.
China's Recent Web Clampdown a Blow to Human Rights.
ARLINGTON – Giants linebacker Michael Boley has dealt the Cowboys what could be a season-ending blow.
Another blow for Madoff victims.
Nearly two years since the arrest of Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, hundreds of his victims are in for another nasty blow.
It was a weekend, in fact, that probably blows pretty much everyone else's out of the water.
Valverde blows series- clincher vs A's.
Anastasio Hernandez Rojas screamed in agony as US border agents rained blows on him and delivered 50,000 volts of electricity to his body over and over.
The FIA is to close off a loophole in Formula 1's new engine mapping regulations as part of a fresh clampdown on exhaust blowing.
Ruling to keep ' closed primary ' system deals blow to Fenty campaign.
Final utility MACT rule a blow to coalfield communities.
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In science:
That is, M is obtained by blowing up along Z1, followed by the proper transform of Z2, followed by the proper transform of Z3, etc.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
It would be very interesting to compute it, for instance, in case f is the inverse of a blow-up along a submanifold.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
If ˜f : X → P1 is a regular map with rational ﬁbres then X can be blown down to a Hirzebruch surface, S, so that ˜f is given by the composition of the sequence of blow-downs X → S with the natural map S → P1 ; see for details.
Rational polynomials of simple type
In order to get a divisor at inﬁnity we must blow up P1 × P1, say m times, and include some of the resulting exceptional curves in the collection so that this new collection gives a divisor D whose complement is C2 .
Rational polynomials of simple type
The ﬁrst property follows from the fact that each blow-up increases the rank of second homology by 1.
Rational polynomials of simple type
If π is not a morphism then we blow up X to get a morphism.
Rational polynomials of simple type
By Lemma 3.1 (iii), D must reduce to a Morrow conﬁguration by a sequence of blow-downs.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus D must contain a −1 curve E that blows down.
Rational polynomials of simple type
We blow up at a point on L∞ precisely when at least two horizontal curves meet in a common point there.
Rational polynomials of simple type
In general, if a horizontal curve meets L∞ with a high degree of tangency then we blow up repeatedly there.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Note that since we blow up P1 × P1 to get the polynomial map, two conﬁgurations of curves C, C ′ in P1 × P1 related by a Cremona transformation give rise to the same polynomial, so we are done.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Also, label the exceptional divisor obtained by blowing up the triple point Pi by Ei and its proper transform by ˜Ei .
Rational polynomials of simple type
In each of the conﬁgurations of Figure 3 we can perform a Cremona transformation by blowing up P∞ and Pi for i = 1 or 2 and then blowing down ˜L∞ and the proper transform of the (0, 1) vertical curve that contains Pi .
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus if we blow down ˜H1 the remaining branch beyond ˜L∞ consists of curves with self-intersection strictly less than −1.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus, we require those blow-ups to satisfy the condition that the exceptional curve will break the cycle if removed.
Rational polynomials of simple type
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