blotch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blotch mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
    • n blotch an irregularly shaped spot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blotch A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch . "Spots and blotches . . . some red, others yellow."
    • Blotch (Med) A large pustule, or a coarse eruption. "Foul scurf and blotches him defile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blotch A pustule upon the skin.
    • n blotch A spot of any kind, especially a large irregular spot or blot; hence, anything likened to a mere spot or blot, as a poor painting; a daub.
    • n blotch A disease of dogs.
    • blotch To mark with blotches; blot, spot, or blur.
    • n blotch In botany, a disease of fruit or leaves, which cause the formation of spots, usually black in color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blotch bloch a dark spot on the skin: a pustule
    • v.t Blotch to mark or cover with blotches
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Quotations

  • J. M. Synge
    J. M. Synge
    “Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OE. blacche, in blacchepot, blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach, is akin to bleak,. See Black (a.), or cf. Blot a spot

Usage

In literature:

His shirt and hand, and even his naked arm, were stained and blotched with blood.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
The tip has a central blotch of very deep purple surrounded by a broad margin of pale yellow or white.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Into this enchanted realm we were bound; by token of the smoke blotches the railroad line led thither.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
He's holdin' the horses over there in a blind canyon, and when I go over I'm to help him blotch the brands.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
There are indeed blotches in it.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
There was no trace of the dogs, save a blotch or two of blood upon the rough bark of the log, and that was not visible from the shore.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
The rash appears as bright-red, slightly raised blotches on the face, which is generally somewhat swollen.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Young men, with blotched faces and cadaverous looks, were loafing in every room.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Thrice did this lovely creature gracefully incline her head and kiss the blotched countenance of that inanimate saint.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
He might go down and blotch the brands so that they would not read anything at all.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
His high colour had fallen away, and his face was now spotted with unhealthy blotches on a pallid skin.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
They were blotched by mosquito bites and tanned to a leather brown.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Our tent was a white blotch except for the outlines; the wagons showed plainly.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Before the mound were many wolf tracks, and there it was that the blotched trail began.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
But the tin gradually became ragged and blotched where the steel-jacketed missiles tore through.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
A blotch of blood showed on his left shoulder.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The incense pot was very old, of black lacquer and brass, greened with blotches of erosion.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Outside the moon soared, soared brilliant, a greenish blotch on it like the time-stain on a chased silver bowl on an altar.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
The town before him sat like a hideous blotch on a fair landscape.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The eggs are greenish-drab in color, spotted, blotched, and dotted irregularly and thickly with yellowish and umber brown.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography, Vol. II., No. 5, November 1897" by Various
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In poetry:

In simple holes that birds will rake
When dusting on the ground
They drop their eggs of curious make
Deep blotched and nearly round
"The Landrail" by John Clare
I see always the page that is filled on
By the muddy-black blotches of ink.
I am able from men to be hidden,
But to where could I run from night’s brink?
"The Pine Of Reminiscence" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
All that live has become so distant,
That didn’t come – so perfectly watched,
And forgotten lines merge from that instant
Till next dawn into many a blotch.
"The Pine Of Reminiscence" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
"And what my mirror shows me in the morning
Has more of blotch and wrinkle than of bloom;
My eyes, too, heretofore all glasses scorning,
Have just a touch of rheum . . .
"The Colonel's Soliloquy" by Thomas Hardy
Dry-eyed she waited by the sycamore.
Some stars made misty blotches in the sky.
And all the wretched willows on the shore
Looked faded as a jaundiced cheek or eye.
She felt their pity and could only sigh.
"The Parting" by Madison Julius Cawein

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