Botch
Botch Botch, n.; pl. {Botches}. [Same as Boss a stud. For senses 2 & 3 cf. D. botsen to beat, akin to E. beat.] 1. A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease. [Obs. or Dial.] [1913 Webster]

Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner. [1913 Webster]

3. Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or not properly finished; a bungle. [1913 Webster]

To leave no rubs nor botches in the work. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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