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b lot

  • n  a blemish made by dirt
  • n  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    he made a huge blot on his copybook
  • v  dry (ink) with blotting paper
  • v  make a spot or mark onto

  • Swiss Psychiatrist Hermann Rohrschach started something when he began making blot-pictures, by folding a piece of paper on a blob of ink.
  • Shuddering at the prospect of deadlocked elections being settled by Congress, Thomas Jefferson called the Electoral College system "the most dangerous blot on our Constitution.
  • Now it's 1958, and the carnal, almost feral intensity of a brief affair she has with a teenager (the very impressive David Kross) can't blot out that past.
News & Articles

  • Wednesday Memo: Angry mob chases man ... Police shooting ... Metal thieves
    Mob chases groper in Seattle: A group of angry folks went after a man they believe groped a woman in Occidental Park in downtown Seattle Monday. Cops say they had to rescue the man (they also arrested him) from the crowd that chased him into Pioneer Square. Seattle police have the item on their blot
    June 19, 2013 - Seattle Times
Quotes

  • Os du Randt in North Queensland Register (registration)
    People go on about the physical toll the game takes on players, and I will need a knee replacement in five years,du Randt said. "But it is the mental side you have to watch. If your mind is not free, you cannot blot out pain. I was...
  • Manmohan Singh in Bloomberg
    The Satyam episode "is a blot on our corporate image and indicates how fraud and malfeasance in one company can inflict suffering on many and can also tarnish India's image more broadly," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Mumbai today.
  • Henry Kissinger in International Herald Tribune
    Kissinger, who served in the cabinets of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, called the base a "blot on us" that should be closed, but wondered aloud about the consequences of a closure.

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