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blot

Backgammon a man exposed by being placed alone on a point and therefore able to be taken by the other player
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When the Blotted Escutcheon had resumed his seat a Soiled Ermine rose and said:
His name has been blotted from the records of men; and the revenge of De Vac has passed from the eyes of the world; though in his time it was a real and terrible thing in the hearts of the English.
At times, as my memory now reports this extraordinary scene, I could discern but a part of his body; it was as if he had been partly blotted out--I cannot otherwise express it--then a shifting of his position would bring it all into view again.
Incidentally, when Hyde later evades the police, he is "simply blotted out" of the narrative, as if little more than an erratic inkblot.