One can turn the blemished side away, and until the bruise becomes a taint that embitters all the pulp—then?
Because Falsehood was blemished in having no feet, she was called mendacium or mendacity.
Unblemished, un-blem′isht, adj. not blemished or stained: free from reproach or deformity: pure.
There is the gross and the refined, the blemished and the perfect.
The world is so unjust, that a female heart which has been once touched is thought for ever blemished.
I pick by hand, and sort into three classes: large, medium, small and blemished.
I didn't think, sir, you would have recommended my ladies a blemished horse like that.
The blemished larv tell me of a paunch already or on the point of being invaded.
Your service of God will no more be mixed and blemished with imperfections.
Is there not much that answers to the offering of the lame and the sick, the blemished and the ill-favored?
early 14c., "to hurt, damage," from Old French blemiss- "to turn pale," extended stem of blemir, blesmir "to make pale; stain, discolor," also "to injure" (13c., Modern French blêmir), probably from Frankish *blesmjan "to cause to turn pale," or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *blas "shining, white," from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The order of appearance of senses in Middle English is "hurt, damage;" "impair morally, sully" (late 14c.); "mar, spoil, injure" (early 15c.); "to mar the beauty or soundness of" (mid-15c.). Related: Blemished; blemishing.
1520s, from blemish (v.).
blemish blem·ish (blěm'ĭsh)
A small circumscribed alteration of the skin considered to be unesthetic but insignificant.
imperfection or bodily deformity excluding men from the priesthood, and rendering animals unfit to be offered in sacrifice (Lev. 21:17-23; 22:19-25). The Christian church, as justified in Christ, is "without blemish" (Eph. 5:27). Christ offered himself a sacrifice "without blemish," acceptable to God (1 Pet. 1:19).