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 for In full blast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Full \Full\ (f[.u]l), a. [Compar. Fuller (f[.u]l"[~e]r);
     superl. Fullest.] [OE. & AS. ful; akin to OS. ful, D. vol,
     OHG. fol, G. voll, Icel. fullr, Sw. full, Dan. fuld, Goth.
     fulls, L. plenus, Gr. plh`rhs, Skr. p[=u][.r]na full, pr[=a]
     to fill, also to Gr. poly`s much, E. poly-, pref., G. viel,
     AS. fela. [root]80. Cf. Complete, Fill, Plenary,
     Plenty.]
     1. Filled up, having within its limits all that it can
        contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily
        of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup
        full of water; a house full of people.
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              Had the throne been full, their meeting would not
              have been regular.                    --Blackstone.
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     2. Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in quantity,
        quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate;
        as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full
        compensation; a house full of furniture.
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     3. Not wanting in any essential quality; complete; entire;
        perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full
        age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.
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              It came to pass, at the end of two full years, that
              Pharaoh
              dreamed.                              --Gen. xii. 1.
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              The man commands
              Like a full soldier.                  --Shak.
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              I can not
              Request a fuller satisfaction
              Than you have freely granted.         --Ford.
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     4. Sated; surfeited.
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              I am full of the burnt offerings of rams. --Is. i.
                                                    11.
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     5. Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge;
        stored with information.
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              Reading maketh a full man.            --Bacon.
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     6. Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any
        matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as,
        to be full of some project.
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              Every one is full of the miracles done by cold baths
              on decayed and weak constitutions.    --Locke.
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     7. Filled with emotions.
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              The heart is so full that a drop overfills it.
                                                    --Lowell.
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     8. Impregnated; made pregnant. [Obs.]
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              Ilia, the fair, . . . full of Mars.   --Dryden.
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     At full, when full or complete. --Shak.
  
     Full age (Law) the age at which one attains full personal
        rights; majority; -- in England and the United States the
        age of 21 years. --Abbott.
  
     Full and by (Naut.), sailing closehauled, having all the
        sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible.
  
     Full band (Mus.), a band in which all the instruments are
        employed.
  
     Full binding, the binding of a book when made wholly of
        leather, as distinguished from half binding.
  
     Full bottom, a kind of wig full and large at the bottom.
  
     Full brother or Full sister, a brother or sister having
        the same parents as another.
  
     Full cry (Hunting), eager chase; -- said of hounds that
        have caught the scent, and give tongue together.
  
     Full dress, the dress prescribed by authority or by
        etiquette to be worn on occasions of ceremony.
  
     Full hand (Poker), three of a kind and a pair.
  
     Full moon.
        (a) The moon with its whole disk illuminated, as when
            opposite to the sun.
        (b) The time when the moon is full.
  
     Full organ (Mus.), the organ when all or most stops are
        out.
  
     Full score (Mus.), a score in which all the parts for
        voices and instruments are given.
  
     Full sea, high water.
  
     Full swing, free course; unrestrained liberty; "Leaving
        corrupt nature to . . . the full swing and freedom of its
        own extravagant actings." South (Colloq.)
  
     In full, at length; uncontracted; unabridged; written out
        in words, and not indicated by figures.
  
     In full blast. See under Blast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blast \Blast\ (bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a
     blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a
     verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth.
     bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E.
     blow. See Blow to eject air.]
     1. A violent gust of wind.
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              And see where surly Winter passes off,
              Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts;
              His blasts obey, and quit the howling hill.
                                                    --Thomson.
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     2. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a
        bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to
        which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a
        furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
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     Note: The terms hot blast and cold blast are employed to
           designate whether the current is heated or not heated
           before entering the furnace. A blast furnace is said to
           be in blast while it is in operation, and out of blast
           when not in use.
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     3. The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air
        out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense
        draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by
        the blast.
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     4. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the
        sound produces at one breath.
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              One blast upon his bugle horn
              Were worth a thousand men.            --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              The blast of triumph o'er thy grave.  --Bryant.
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     5. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind,
        especially on animals and plants; a blight.
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              By the blast of God they perish.      --Job iv. 9.
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              Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of
        rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder,
        dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.
        "Large blasts are often used." --Tomlinson.
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     7. A flatulent disease of sheep.
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     Blast furnace, a furnace, usually a shaft furnace for
        smelting ores, into which air is forced by pressure.
  
     Blast hole, a hole in the bottom of a pump stock through
        which water enters.
  
     Blast nozzle, a fixed or variable orifice in the delivery
        end of a blast pipe; -- called also blast orifice.
  
     In full blast, in complete operation; in a state of great
        activity. See Blast, n., 2. [Colloq.]
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