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blast
 n.— «The “blast” services disrupted that process, much like “a whole bunch of people coming up and interrupting a conversation,” he said.…McKinney cited AIMS Computer Systems of Knoxville as a key example of a “blast” setup. The Web site on Monday had posted a note saying more than 200,000 e-mails had been sent to legislators and the state income tax proposal appears dead.» —“Legislature shelves plan to shut down e-mail” by Tom Humphrey Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.) Apr. 27, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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