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 for Botches
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
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     2. A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended
        in a clumsy manner.
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     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.
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              To leave no rubs nor botches in the work. --Shak.
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