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botch sb.: flaw resulting from unskilful workmanship Mac. III. i. 134; so botch vb. to patch, esp. unskilfully (chiefly fig. with “up”) Tw.N. IV. i. 60 “how many fruitless pranks This ruffian hath b-'d up” (=clumsily contrived), H5 II. ii. 115, Ham. IV. v. 10 “ the words up to fit their own thoughts” ; botcher All'sW. IV. iii. 211, Cor. II. i. 99.
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