Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of botcher.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Perhaps the increasing number of superlative musicians in the early music field, and those beyond who are effectively beating them at their own game, will help to show up the over-celebrated botchers, half-bakers and candle-stick wavers at last.

    It ain't what you've got...

  • Nor ought I to be afraid of I know not what botchers of old threadbare stuff, a hundred and a hundred times clouted up and pieced together; wretched bunglers that can do nothing but new-vamp old rusty saws; beggarly scavengers that rake even the muddiest canals of antiquity for scraps and bits of Latin as insignificant as they are often uncertain.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • When these three classes of pupils become men and women, and go forth into the various walks of life, the first, if they attempt any handicraft, are the botchers and bunglers, who bring little more than their hands to anything that they do; and who, therefore, do nothing well.

    The Elements of Character

  • It is certainly not my business to patch up statues, that being the trade of botchers, who do it in all conscience villainously ill; yet the art displayed by this great master of antiquity cries out to me to help him.

    LXIX

  • They have been considered as botchers of rags and remnants; their diligence has not been accompanied by judgment; and their taste inclined more to the frivolous than to the useful.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • But I crave your pardon, that would secure your ejection from the congregation of the zealous botchers, the pure-hearted weavers, and the sanctified bakers of

    Kenilworth

  • The above title is not, repeat, not a palindrome, that prey of so many word-butchers (word-botchers, spoonerized bird-watchers?).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 4

  • We may now have entered an entirely new happy hunting ground for word-botchers -- if someone else hasn't thought of it first.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 4

  • But I crave your pardon, that would secure your ejection from the congregation of the zealous botchers, the pure-hearted weavers, and the sanctified bakers of Abingdon, who let their ovens cool while their brains get heated.”

    Kenilworth

  • Patchers up of chapels, church cobblers, botchers and blunderers! "

    The Cathedral

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