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- n. Ink used in typographical printing. Its composition, generally speaking, is linseed-oil boiled to a varnish, with coloring matter added to it.
“A printed book could not be read, because printing-ink contained impure matter.”
“The humid office, full of dirt and dust and printing-ink, disgusted and depressed me, and I involuntarily thought of”
“In printing it is probable that the composition will be employed almost exclusively in the form of dry powder, as printing-ink, normally pasty, becomes too thick to be well handled when it is combined with powder in sufficient quantity to render the printed surface luminous.”
“It is also used in the manufacture of printing-ink; and we have now Cennino's authority for using it with _blue_ pigments.”
“It can be used advantageously in the manufacture of printing-ink and soap.”
“It is not a mere combination of words, printing-ink, and white paper which makes a law.”
“When made to strip on going out, the printing-ink did not show on his dark skin: he had only to sit down elsewhere on a large sheet of white paper for the questions to be printed off on it, and they could then easily be read in a mirror.”
“But the reek of printing-ink never was good for the better feelings.”
“The next object would be to discover some solvent which should dissolve the paper, but neither affect the printing-ink, nor injure the stone or substance to which it is attached.”
“Then we have to add the paper manufacturers, the varieties of bookbinders, printing-ink manufacturers, iron pens, and goose quills.”
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