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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blot  \Blot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blotting}.]  [Cf.  Dan.  plette.  See  3d  {Blot}.] 
  1.  To  spot,  stain,  or  bespatter,  as  with  ink. 
 
  The  brief  was  writ  and  blotted  all  with  gore. 
  --Gascoigne. 
 
  2.  To  impair;  to  damage;  to  mar;  to  soil. 
 
  It  blots  thy  beauty,  as  frosts  do  bite  the  meads. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  stain  with  infamy;  to  disgrace. 
 
  Blot  not  thy  innocence  with  guiltless  blood.  --Rowe. 
 
  4.  To  obliterate,  as  writing  with  ink;  to  cancel;  to  efface; 
  --  generally  with  out  as  to  blot  out  a  word  or  a 
  sentence.  Often  figuratively;  as  to  blot  out  offenses. 
 
  One  act  like  this  blots  out  a  thousand  crimes. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  obscure;  to  eclipse;  to  shadow. 
 
  He  sung  how  earth  blots  the  moon's  gilded  wane. 
  --Cowley. 
 
  6.  To  dry,  as  writing,  with  blotting  paper. 
 
  Syn:  To  obliterate;  expunge;  erase;  efface;  cancel;  tarnish; 
  disgrace;  blur;  sully;  smear;  smutch. 




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