Blotch to Blue
(Blotch) n. [Cf. OE. blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to
bleak. See Black, a., or cf. Blot a spot.]
1. 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.
2. (Med.) A large pustule, or a coarse eruption.
Foul scurf and blotches him defile.
(Blotched) a. Marked or covered with blotches.
To give their blotched and blistered bodies ease.
(Blotch"y) a. Having blotches.
(Blote) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloting.] [Cf. Sw. blöt-fisk soaked fish, fr.
blöta to soak. See 1st Bloat.] To cure, as herrings, by salting and smoking them; to bloat. [Obs.]
(Blot"less) a. Without blot.
1. One who, or that which, blots; esp. a device for absorbing superfluous ink.
2. (Com.) A wastebook, in which entries of transactions are made as they take place.
(Blot*tesque") a. (Painting) Characterized by blots or heavy touches; coarsely depicted; wanting
in delineation. Ruskin.
(Blot"ting pa`per) A kind of thick, bibulous, unsized paper, used to absorb superfluous ink
from freshly written manuscript, and thus prevent blots.
(Blouse) n. [F. blouse. Of unknown origin.] A light, loose over-garment, like a smock frock,
worn especially by workingmen in France; also, a loose coat of any material, as the undress uniform coat
of the United States army.
(Blow) v. i. [imp. Blew (blu); p. p. Blown (blon); p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.] [OE. blowen, AS.
blowan to blossom; akin to OS. blojan, D. bloeijen, OHG. pluojan, MHG. blüejen, G. blühen, L. florere
to flourish, OIr. blath blossom. Cf. Blow to puff, Flourish.] To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
How blows the citron grove.
(Blow), v. t. To cause to blossom; to put forth
The odorous banks, that blow
Flowers of more mingled hue.
(Blow), n. (Bot.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms. "Such a
blow of tulips." Tatler.
(Blow), n. [OE. blaw, blowe; cf. OHG. bliuwan, pliuwan, to beat, G. bläuen, Goth. bliggwan.]
1. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
Well struck ! there was blow for blow.