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Botches Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.] Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss. --Milton.
  2. A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
  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. To leave no rubs nor botches in the work. --Shak.
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    • Arizona Botches an Execution, Then Gets the Prisoner's Name Wrong
      Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood was executed today on Wednesday, but like another similar incident from earlier this year, things did not go according to plan. Wood's death by lethal injection took almost two hours. This incident comes several months after the execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett, who actually died of a heart attack after his fail Read more on this news related to 'Botches'
    • Arizona Botches Execution
      The execution Wednesday of an Arizona man lasted almost two hours as he gasped for air. Read more on this news related to 'Botches'
    • US botches another execution
      A DEATH-row inmate took almost two hours die — left gasping for more than an hour — in yet another botched execution in the US. Read more on this news related to 'Botches'

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