Webster 1913 Edition
[Same as Boss a stud. For senses 2 & 3 cf. D.
botsento beat, akin to E.
A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
[Obs. or Dial.]
Botchesand blains must all his flesh emboss.
A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
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.
To leave no rubs nor
botchesin the work.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To mark with, or as with, botches.
To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; – sometimes with up.
Sick bodies . . . to be kept and
botchedup for a time.
Robynson (More’s Utopia).
To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to bungle; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.
botchedin rhyme will be thy bane.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection.
Botches and blains must all his flesh imboss.
2.A patch,or the part of a garment patched or mended in a
clumsy manner; ill-finished work in mending.
3.That which resembles a botch; a part added clumsily; adventitious or ill-applied words.
If those words are not notorious botches, I am deceived.