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Abend

Informal; to end a project or process prematurely. This term is used especially in computer-related projects. It is a portmanteau of "abnormal end."
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But when a fine book is available for little more than a bag of groceries, my advice is to use it, study the master painters carefully - especially if the book has blow ups of details - and thus shape your sensitivities for the moment when you come to spend money.
Immersing himself in the topic, he rents an apartment, places blow ups of wartime photos on the walls and plays videos of archival films of the period that show the propaganda that stirred millions.
I feel some portion of the gun blow ups (or kaBOOMs, as they are often called) result from a case having a bulge from previous firing not fully entering the chamber.
224 bullet designed in 2005 was prone to mid-air blow ups due to jacket issues.